Library Giving Day is April 23rd

Library Giving Day is on April 23rd!

In these extraordinary times we have all adjusted, and readjusted, our daily lives and future plans on a daily basis.  One thing has never been clearer, community is incredibly important.

Over the past few weeks, our Librarians have had to rapidly shift gears to provide services to the public without the use of buildings or in-person visits. And the Library Corporation is doing the same to ensure the Library has the necessary funding to enrich the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance.

Year in and year out, the Concord Library has been able to do this because of the generosity of people like you who love and rely on the Library, have a deep belief in the value of its mission, and recognize the essential role libraries have in reducing social and economic inequalities. Their Annual Fund typically raises $150,000 per year to support vital needs. As you can imagine, the pandemic has us concerned about the reality of raising this essential funding this year.

In an effort to reach out to our community please consider one (or all) of the following efforts to support our Library on April 23rd (or before if you choose).

Donate in Support Of Library Giving Day Here

1)     Facebook: A Peer Challenge Post a sentence or two about your favorite book or library resource. Challenge a friend or friends to describe their favorite book or resource and consider supporting the library and include a link to do so.

Example 1: “There is so much I love about the Library! But my favorite thing is being able to find a quiet nook to read a book or work on my laptop:)” I challenge “insert name” to post their favorite book or library resource and to consider supporting the Concord Free Public Library!

Example 2: I am still a kid at heart…and while I love to read new fiction, I always return to the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I challenge “insert friend’s name” to post their favorite book or library resource and to consider supporting the Concord Free Public Library!

2)     Instagram: A Peer Challenge Post a photo of the cover of your favorite book. In the caption post some language about your support of the Concord Free Public Library with appropriate hashtags (see below) and ask friends to do the same. Consider posting the link in your bio, or include language about copy and pasting the link from the post.

Example: Photo: A photo of you reading, or the cover a book you love. Caption: My favorite book is the Secret Garden! I am supporting the Concord Free Public Library on Library Giving Day! I challenge @”insert friend’s name” to share their favorite book! #librarygivingday #cfplconnects @cfplconnects

3)     Email to Friends and Family Having worked with all of you, we are well aware that you are gifted communicators.  If you would prefer to reach out directly through email we ask that you include the campaign page link. For inspiration please refer to a letter written a few weeks ago by our Library Corporation President, Sherry Litwack found here:  Campaign Link:

Thank you so much for all that you have done and continue to do to support the Concord Free Public Library.  We are all looking forward to seeing you again. In the meantime, please practice social distancing and enjoy all the virtual resources available at your Library.

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