The Great Give Back on October 19 is a community initiative to "provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences."
It began in Suffolk County with Nassau County libraries joining in 2018. This year the Great Give Back now includes all of New York State with approximately 160 libraries participating with varied events and activities.
Syosset's Children's Department has several activities planned for their community members. Monday (10/14) patrons had an opportunity to create cheerful greeting cards to send to seniors. There was also a chance to design a tote bag and fill it with pet supplies to be donated to animal shelters.
In addition, the department is running a Sock Drive. We're asking our patrons to donate new socks which will be sent to homeless shelters.
If you're looking for additional ways to "Give Back" visit
and search other local libraries.
Submitted by: Miss Rosemarie