The theme of the 2017 Summer Reading Program at the Silver City Public Library is “Build a Better World,” and the library will be hosting a food drive during the summer to benefit the Grant County Community Food Pantry. Nonperishable food items will be accepted at the library all summer. During the week of June 12 through June 17 patrons who have lost their library cards can get a free replacement card with the donation of a food item.
The summer food drive is the result of collaboration between the library and the Volunteer Center of Grant County. The Volunteer Center has developed programs aimed at offering people access to enough fresh, locally grown food to lead healthy, productive lives. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, generous donors and community partnerships, The Volunteer Center makes their vision reality for food-insecure children and families in Grant County. For more information about the Volunteer Center food distribution programs, see www.tvcgrantcounty.org/the-food-pantry.
“A key part of the library’s mission is to strengthen our communities. Offering an extra opportunity for community members to ‘build a better world,’ in this case by donating food for others, is consistent with our organization’s values,” explained Lillian Galloway, programming and outreach librarian.
The mission of the Silver City Public Library, as described on their website, is to:
- Provide access to information and ideas
- Foster literacy, life-long learning, and creativity
- Connect people to each other and the wider world
- Strengthen our communities
Summer Reading Program activities are scheduled from June 6 through July 21. Pre-registration has begun, and continues through the duration of the program. Those interested in signing up can do so by visiting the library front desk, bringing their library card if they have one.