Sunday, November 20, 2011

Books ... gifts you can open again and again

Throughout the holiday season we give gifts to friends and loved ones, and many of us think about giving back to the people and organizations that we value in our lives.

Giving books as gifts has become a tradition for some, and books donated to the library are truly gifts that can be opened again and again - they are a wonderful way to give back to your community.

All Fauquier County public libraries are erecting holiday trees this week festively decorated with titles the library would like to add to its collection. Each title card on the trees explains how you can donate that title to your library. Among the cards are titles for children, teens, and adults.

When you donate funds to purchase a book for the library you will receive a letter of acknowledgement and a book plate bearing your name is placed in the new book. Donations may also be made in memory or in honor of a friend, family member, teacher, or any other significant person in your life. Honorees or their families are notified of donations and book plates are placed in the items purchased.

Tree decorations also include stars bearing the names of popular children’s authors whose books are well-loved and need replacing and “ornaments” reminding patrons to start their Amazon.com shopping at the library’s “Wowbrary” Web page. When you shop at Amazon.com using this link, no matter what you purchase, the library receives a donation based on a percentage of your purchases.

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