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January 27, 2013

Hearts display patrons' love for library

DANVILLE — February is National Library Lovers’ month, and the Danville Library Foundation encourages area residents to show how much they value their local public library by purchasing hearts to be displayed at the library.

This month-long celebration of libraries is a time for everyone to recognize the important role libraries play in the cultural and economic success of local communities and the nation as a whole, according to a foundation press release.

“Whether people depend on the library for bestselling books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, entertaining and enriching programs, children’s story times or access to computers and the Internet, the Danville Public Library is the ‘heart’ of our community,” said Cathy Reardon, executive director of the foundation, in a press release.

To celebrate, “I Love Libraries” hearts will be available all month for a $1 donation at the check-out desk. People can sign their names, the name of their favorite author or the name of their special valentine on the heart. The hearts will be displayed in the library during February.

In addition, anyone making a gift of $20 to the Danville Library Foundation, may sign a special valentine card that will be mailed to the person the donor would like to honor. The deadline for valentine card donations is Feb. 7.

All proceeds support the literacy programs and community outreach services of the Danville Public Library through the Danville Library Foundation.

For more information about the “I Love Libraries” campaign or the foundation contact Cathy Reardon, executive director, at 477-5220, ext. 114, or by e-mail at creardon@danville.lib.il.us.

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