The Friends of Morristown Centennial Library are working on A Mile of Pennies, a fundraiser first tried years ago by the Friends.
Patrons may have noticed red cans with Morristown Library Labels on them in local businesses. Look for the cans, and drop in your loose change so we can make a mile of pennies. The donations will go toward the library’s programs and services, especially the youth and children’s programs and activities.
(quoted from Morrisville’s Front Porch Forum)
Windham County Reads used the same idea as an old-fashioned bookmobile fundraiser. They targeted children in the elementary schools in the county. There’s something very charming about penny collections.
The Morristown Centennial Library recently held a Diary of a Wimpy Kid party, and it was a hit, drawing kids and families to the library on a Saturday morning. Rachel Funk, the Youth Services Librarian, found good ideas at:
The kit included on this site is for Dog Days, but can be applied to any Wimpy Kid party. They played two games listed in the kit, read the first “diary entry” of The Ugly Truth, and had cake. Rachel also created bookmark-shaped list of “If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you might like…” and listed some of the books that are part of the library collection
Posted in Book Lists and Collection Promotion, Children's Programs
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