Library Penny Drive starts April 9
Wanted: Pennies, Dimes, and Dollars Too! The Whitman County Library System holds its annual Penny Drive April 9 - April 26 in honor of National Library Week, which runs April 9 - 15. Each of the 14 library branches collects money to fund educational programs or projects that are vital to their location.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. Whitman County Library celebrates the contributions of its loyal customers and dedicated staff during this special annual event.
Many school classrooms and local daycares help to gather coins and compete for an ice cream party. The celebration is hosted by the Friends of Whitman County Library featuring games, treats and the ever popular, Reading Bear.
PHOTO (right): Children from Vicki Hatley's Daycare in Colfax Celebrate the WCL Penny Drive with the Reading Bear
For more information contact:
Sheri Miller at
For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.