June 05, 2015

Be a Hero for Your Community!

Neill Public Library kicks off its Summer Reading Program “Every Hero has a Story” with two exciting Read & Feed opportunities sure to make YOU the super hero of your community!

Be a Hero, help your community READ!  Calling all heroes June 10 – 13.  Be among the first 500 children, teens, and adults to register for NPL’s Summer Reading Program and you get to pick out a free book to donate to the Community Action Center and Pullman Child Welfare, courtesy of the Friends of Neill Public Library!  These donated books will be distributed in conjunction with, but not limited to, their respective food bank programs.  Nourish the belly, nourish the mind. 

Be a Hero, FEED your community!  From June 10 – 30, Neill Public Library welcomes your donation of non-perishable, unopened food, paper, and personal hygiene products to benefit the food banks at Community Action Center and Pullman Child Welfare. Poverty exists in Whitman County; this includes Pullman. Early findings from the Pullman League of Women Voters’ poverty study reveal 41% of babies in Whitman County receive WIC food subsidies.  More than 29% of families qualify for the free and reduced school meal program in Pullman.  But poverty knows no age limits.  There are 4,000 adults over the age of 65 living in Whitman County.  3.6% of these seniors live in Pullman below the poverty level.  Be a hero and help feed your community. 

Food bank contributions include unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly, bags of rice and pasta, canned tomato products, beans, canned fruit and vegetables, boxes of macaroni and cheese, pancake mix and syrup.  Paper and personal hygiene products include toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, dish soap, toothpaste, diapers of all sizes, personal hygiene products and baby food.

Neill Library will waive overdue fines on your library account for every bag contributed.  Patrons whose accounts have been sent to collection do not qualify for this waiver.  For more information, contact Neill Public Library at 509-334-3595.

Joanna Bailey
Library Director
Neill Public Library

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