Karl Colón, Executive Director
Dear Greene County Public Library Friends and Family,
The holidays have passed, but the season of giving continues here at Greene County Public Library. We are excited to bring our most popular and successful programs to you again this year, as well as the very best in books, movies, and music. Many of our programs this time of year focus on giving back.
It’s tax time, and once again the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be in the Xenia Library from January to April, and at the Beavercreek Community Library on selected Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only, helping community members to prepare their taxes. This award-winning service has become an important part of helping people claim their returns. See the VITA page for detailed schedules and the information you will need to bring.
February 11 to 17 will be Food for Fines Week! For every canned good a patron donates, one dollar will be deducted from their fines. Last year, this program brought over 2,200 canned goods. The non-perishable food items are donated to each community’s local food pantry. This year we are adding a pay-it-forward component to Food for Fines, so we can all do more together to fight hunger!
Speaking of giving back to our community, the Xenia Community Library is hosting a series of events during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Each event focuses on giving back to a part of our community—Children’s Hospital, Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, and the Family Violence Prevention Center. Check out the program calendar for more information.
Thank you for being the best friends a library could ask for.
Karl Colón, Director