In line with the celebration of the festive season, Casey Cardinia Libraries has partnered with local charities to reach out to those less fortunate communities. All library branches will be accepting monetary, gifts, and food donations to help these families.
City Mayor Councillor Susan Serey said that all Casey Cardinia Libraries branches will accept non-perishable food with intact packaging and best before dates in 2020.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to tap into the true spirit of Christmas by donating new, unwrapped gifts to brighten the Festive Season for those that need it most,” she said.
In addition, fines for lost or damaged books will be waived if they come with their donations, and pre-loved books are also available in exchange for donations.
Casey Cardinia Libraries CEO Chris Buckingham acknowledged that there are people “doing it tough in our community” and that Christmas is often a time when things can get harder.
“Casey Cardinia Libraries is always keen to pay it forward and support our charity partners to make things better for the vulnerable”, he said.
“This year, we think that our surplus books will make great, recycled gifts for friends or family. The recycled books, as well as the removal of fines for lost and damaged books, are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our community who supports those in need so generously.”