This summer, citizens all over the United States have participated in a program called United We Serve. This program launched on June 22 and will culminate with the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11. The initiative focuses on four key areas: education, health, energy and the environment; and community renewal. It is being led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that improves lives and strengthens communities through volunteering and service.
Libraries across the country have registered volunteer projects with the Web site www.serve.gov, and many people have participated by reading stories to children, shelving books and much more. We wanted to share an example of a library who is doing a great job of promoting these activities!
In addition to creating a resolution encouraging library boards to proclaim Sept. 11 and 12 as the “National Day of Service and Remembrance,” the Kern County Library in Kern County, Calif., has worked with media in their area and has distributed flyers to promote activities at their local libraries.
With just over a week left until the official activities end, there are still opportunities to encourage your community to volunteer at your library. Don’t miss out on this wonderful chance to help people get excited about community service!