Comments for a Cause. In the month of August I had a total of 26 comments, equally a $13 donation to the ELCA Malaria Campaign.
In the month of September I'm looking forward to donating $0.50 for every comment to the Hampton Public Library and their current projects they have going on right now to make the library more user friendly, including a new entrance to the the Children's Library & improved parking lot.
I have talked about my family's love and appreciation for our local public library in the past and thought what better way to promote our library, as well as encourage everyone to use their local library through this month's Comments for a Cause program.
I grew up going to my hometown's library and participating in "Story Time" as a child, and I have continued the tradition with my children. I started taking LP to the library when he was just a couple of months old and MP's first trip to the library was at age Day 6. We are so lucky to have such a great library just 15 miles away. If you live in North Iowa or travel through, I encourage you all to visit the Hampton Public Library. This Carnegie Library offers a wide variety of services for all ages, including these fun and unique things: book clubs, public computers (including a bilingual AWE computer), interlibrary exchange program (they'll borrow a book, movie, etc. from another library for you if they don't have it), eBooks, youth drama club and LP's favorite - children's "Story Time" (which is held on Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings).
Currently, the Hampton Public Library is celebrating 125 years serving Franklin County. And what makes this year even more special, is that the Library is currently working on creating a new entrance and access to the Children's Library, as well as improving the parking lot and adding a courtyard for the library patrons. My family visits the library on a regular basis and I can't think of a better way to give back to this great service for our community than supporting their efforts through Comments for a Cause.
Do you have a library card? Do you participate in programs at your local library? If not, I encourage you all to sign up for a library card and see what your local library all offers. If you have children, I especially hope you check out your local library's children's programming. (And if you're in the Franklin County, Iowa area, be sure to check out Story Time, it starts up October 7th and 8th.) Remember to Comment for a Cause!