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Give the gift of lifelong learning

November 17, 2017

This year, Oakville Public Library (OPL) will participate in the global movement of Giving Tuesday. On Tues., Nov. 28, OPL is encouraging residents in the Town of Oakville to consider giving back to their community by making a donation in support of library services and resources.

Giving Tuesday, or the National Day of Giving, was established in 2012 by two US-based organizations to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy and recognize the generosity of donors around the world.

Falling on the first Tuesday after American Thanksgiving – following the consumer observances of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Giving Tuesday has become an international campaign that reminds individuals to give back to charities and the less fortunate amid the chaos of holiday shopping.

OPL is now joining the community of other charitable organizations across the world to help share and spread the message about the importance of giving back during the season.

Public libraries are important institutions that bring communities together by providing safe, welcoming spaces, engaging resources, and educational experiences for all.

From childhood through to the age of retirement, Oakville Public Library welcomes individuals of any ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and social status. The library is a place for everyone.

By updating its services and resources, introducing new programs and events, and by enhancing its spaces and technology, OPL continues to focus on the needs of the community and reinvest in the families that reside in Oakville.

Although the library receives government funding, its budget is only able to fulfill its basic operational needs. To continue providing invaluable opportunities for our community, the library relies on alternative funding to support the development of its programs and the enhancement of its services.

As a member of the community, you can help Oakville Public Library provide instrumental resources that make a difference in the lives of your neighbours. A gift to OPL will contribute to the success of your library and help provide additional educational opportunities.

This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of lifelong learning. Visit www.donate2opl.ca.