Thursday, November 17, 2011

Consider giving the gift of a library card.

This holiday season - shop small - shop local.

Consider giving the gift of a library even fits in a christmas stocking!

If you live inside the Mississippi Valley Library District and you haven't applied for your library card - you are missing out.  You are already paying for your library card, you just need to stop by and sign up.  There is no age limit.  What a wonderful gift this will be to your family as they become lifelong learners. 

Do you know someone who doesn't live in a library district? Did you know that you can give the gift of a library card? The Mississippi Valley Library District sells library cards to non-members for $85.00 for one year. Consider the possibility. What a great family gift this holiday season. Don't just pick one book or one DVD as your gift - why not pick them all!  Shop Small - Shop Local!

According to the National Small Business Association...With a little over a week until the Thanksgiving holiday, NSBA is urging small-business owners and their customers to participate in the second annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, 2011. Building on “Black Friday,” where most retailers do a significant amount of business, Small Business Saturday is a campaign to urge consumers to dedicate a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently-owned small businesses.

Small Business Saturday was originated by American Express in 2010, and NSBA—along with myriad other small-business groups—is proud to support the effort to drive customers to shop at their local small businesses.

Social media will play a central role in helping raise awareness about the importance of supporting small business and recognizing Small Business Saturday. Please visit the NSBA Facebook page: to get more information on Small Business Saturday. Here, you can also “like” a local business—even your own—to help drive local awareness to your business.

Read entire article at NSBA

Posted by Katie Heaton