September is the time to Love Your Library!
Why do YOU love Northland? We hear that you love our books. We hear that you love our programs where you learn new skills, “travel” to new places and make new friends. We hear more and more that you love our e-resources like downloadable music. We know these things only scratch the surface of why you and thousands of your neighbors throughout our communities love Northland. With over 32,000 people coming through our doors every month, it’s clear our patrons love this library!
We receive letters and notes of appreciation from patrons all the time. Recently, Catherine Matlack wrote us a letter describing the impact Northland Public Library had on her as a middle school student living within walking distance of the library.
“Northland Library was an incredible resource for me. Its proximity allowed me to stop there on my way home from school to start my homework, do research or just check out books for pleasure reading,” Catherine wrote, adding that she has “very fond memories of Northland Library,” and that it helped her to secure a job working in her university’s library years later.
September is the ideal time to show your love. Throughout this month, gifts of up to $500 will be partially matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation as all the libraries in Allegheny County participate in the first ever Love Your Library Match Month. All gifts received in September from all sources will count!
We’re counting on you, and we’re offering many ways to help! We invite you to write a check or give online. Come out September 1 and 15 for our Tasty Trucks @ Northland food truck fundraisers. Join us at Chipotle in McCandless Crossing on September 19 for a Northland fundraiser. Sign up for iGive at igive.com and do some online shopping. Share our messages on social media and help us spread the word.
Another way to Love Your Library is to help us kick off our Learning Garden Capital Campaign. This project seeks to establish a safe and sustainable garden to provide an outdoor learning environment that will encourage hands on learning for all ages. It will serve the needs of our residents to create, explore and discover more about their inner and outer worlds.
The Learning Garden has a very special component. It will be sensory friendly in order to aid people, especially children, with sensory processing needs. We are focused on inclusion and providing an established space to improve sensory-motor development. It’s just one more way the Northland Public Library is meeting the many needs of the people.
Capital campaign gifts will be eligible for the Love Your Library match from the Jack Buncher Foundation, with the donated sums restricted for the garden campaign and matched funds going toward the library’s general fund.
We hope you thought of more reasons why you love Northland, and of course, we’re so glad you Love YOUR Library! Please give during this special month!