Saturday October 19, 2020 will be the third annual Great Give Back. The Great Give Back is a community service initiative created by the Suffolk County Library Directors Association and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in conjunction with the Nassau County Library System.
The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.
Community service and volunteerism have always been very important to me. When I was in middle school and high school I belonged to many clubs and organizations that had community service and volunteerism as their central tenants and it’s one of the reasons I manage so many of our community service programs here.
I love our annual Great Give Back; it is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to get involved and enjoy the benefits of community service and volunteerism. This is a great way for us to share with our children how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help other people in our community and to enact change.
I am so excited for this year’s Great Give Back activities. This year for The Great Give Back we are:
Inviting teens to participate on our Instagram for Teentober. Help us promote the library by creating social media posts for our Instagram.
Inviting everyone from our tiniest tots to our wisest retirees to make cards for the residents of the Berkshires Nursing Home. Register to receive a cardmaking kit; after decorating your cards return them to the basket in the Children’s room.
Inviting everyone in our community to join us for a Clean Up our Community event. Meet us at the library for gloves, bags, and masks.
I hope you decide to join us for any or all of these amazing Great Give Back opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there!