Casey Cardinia Libraries (CCL) has partnered with several local charities to help reach those members of our community who may otherwise be left out this festive season.
From November 18th through to 24th December, each of our library branches will be welcoming monetary, gift and food donations to help vulnerable and less fortunate members of our community enjoy this time of year.
Members of our community who return lost or damaged library books when they deliver their donations will have their fines waived. CCL permanently removed fines for overdue books at the beginning of 2019.
A special feature of the libraries’ Christmas charity campaign this year is that gift-wrapped, “pre-loved” books will be available in exchange for donations.
“There are people doing it pretty tough in our community and Christmas is often a time when things get even harder. Casey Cardinia Libraries is always keen to pay it forward and support our charity partners to make things better for the vulnerable”, said CCL CEO Chris Buckingham.
“This year, we think that our surplus books will make great, recycled gifts for friends or family,” said Buckingham. “The recycled books, as well as the removal of fines for lost and damaged books, is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our community who supports those in need so generously.”
The campaign runs from November 18 until Christmas Eve. All CCL branches will accept non-perishable food with intact packaging and best before dates in 2020. Christmas gifts should be new and unwrapped.