This year #GivingTuesday, a national social media campaign that kicks off the charitable giving season, gets a bit of a twist from the Indian Trails Public Library District when it distributes free books at area businesses beginning Tuesday, November 29.
"We get advanced reader copies of new books at the library to review and consider purchasing," said Stephanie Driscoll, program coordinator. "We started talking about what to do with the books after we were done reviewing them and came up with the idea of being the giver."
Almost 200 adult books, ranging from fiction to historical nonfiction to romance, will be left at four locations, November 29-December 16. The books all have a #GiveReading sticker inside and everyone is encouraged to share photos of their books on social media. Photos can be posted on the library's Facebook page or tweet your photo to @indiantrailslib.
Books may be picked up during business hours at the following locations:
November 29-December 4: Laundry World, 1201 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
December 3-11: Lollipop Lane, Wheeling Chamber Park Community Center, 131 N. Wolf Rd., Wheeling
December 5-9: Wheeling Park District, 333 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
December 12-16: Buffalo Grove Park District, 530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove
"The focus of #GivingTuesday is to encourage donations to charities, and we hope people still do that," said Susan Dennison, communications manager, "but #GiveReading is a way we can give back to our community who have supported us during our renovation and move to a temporary space."
The Indian Trails Public Library District serves 67,000 residents in the communities of Wheeling, Buffalo Grove and Prospect Heights. It is currently located in a temporary location, 70 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, while its main building undergoes an expansion and renovation.