Special to The Trussville Tribune
TRUSSVILLE – “The Great Give” is the online fundraising campaign that will take place on Tuesday May 17 and Wednesday May 18 benefitting the Public Libraries In Jefferson County, and specifically supporting the Trussville Public Library.
All funds raised through The Great Give will help to further the significant work of the 40 municipal libraries in the Jefferson County area.
Trussville residents are encouraged to post a “selfie” with their favorite book or their library card when they choose to donate to the campaign, along with a caption explaining why they are a “fan” of their local library.
To promote the campaign on social media sites, the 40 Public Libraries in Jefferson County will be utilizing a hashtag, #TheGreatGive. Those that use the campaign hashtag will be entered into a drawing for an e-reader.
Interested donors can give to #TheGreatGive here.
Last year, #TheGreatGive campaign raised more than $18,000 for the Public Libraries in Jefferson County.
“The Jefferson County Library Cooperative works behind-the-scenes to coordinate the services that link 40 libraries with one card for everyone in the county,” said Pat Ryan, Executive Director at the Public Libraries in Jefferson County.
The core services made available to all county residents are as follows:
- Nearly 2 million items in 40 libraries countywide
- In person, or online holds on items at any library in the county
- Delivery service – the items residents want where they want to pick them up
- 24/7 catalog, downloadable audio (7,090 ) & E-books (21,302 )
- Information databases
- Internet access –Plus Free WiFi available in 40 libraries
- Books-By-Mail for the homebound
- IT Support for member libraries
Those interested in donating to The Great Give by donating here online, by mailing in a donation to: Jefferson County Library Cooperative, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203, or by dropping off a donation at any local library.
All donations will be tax-deductible as the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.