Algonquin Area Public Library fosters caring with Giving Trees
Continuing a 20-plus year holiday season tradition, the Algonquin Area Public Library District is featuring Community Giving Trees at the Harnish Main Library and Eastgate Branch Library now through Monday, Dec. 10. Library patrons and residents are encouraged to visit either library location, pull a tag or two from the tree, and make the holidays brighter for less fortunate children, families, and seniors in the community.
Giving Tree tags include general information about a recipient along with his/her "wish list" item(s), so shopping is easy.
Donors are asked to bring unwrapped gifts to either library location with their original Giving Tree tags, and, if possible, gift receipts.
Don't worry about wrapping the gifts -- the library has plenty of elves to help wrap!
"Our Giving Trees provide a way for APPLD to connect residents who are looking for an opportunity to support residents who need the help," said Sara Murray, executive director. "We are privileged to serve our community in this way, and have been delighted and touched by the generous spirit of the community in past years."
Unwrapped gifts are due back at either library location by Monday, Dec. 10.
Donations will help local schoolchildren, senior center residents and participants in Safe Families for Children programs.
The main library is at 2600 Harnish Drive and the Eastgate Branch Library is located at 115 Eastgate Drive.
The Algonquin Area Public Library District has more than 23,000 cardholders and serves more than 40,000 residents in a 30-square-mile area including portions of Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Cary, and Barrington Hills.