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Published on April 02, 2024
Chandler Public Library Joins National Effort to Boost Funds on Library Giving DaySource: Google Street View

The Friends of Chandler Public Library are gearing up for a big day of fundraising as part of Library Giving Day on April 3. They're joining forces with over 350 library systems to boost awareness and secure funds needed to keep the community hub thriving beyond its public financing. If you're keen to help, there's an easy way to chip in—just head over to the fundraising form on their website.

Chandler Public Library isn't just a place to check out books. From eBooks and public computers to cultural passes and kinder readiness programs, they've got a buffet of services up for grabs. And according to a statement obtained by the Chandler Public Library website, Community Engagement Program Manager Tara Anglin says "Libraries serve as the cornerstones of our community, providing resources for lifelong learning, enrichment and connection." By backing the Friends, donors directly enhance these valuable assets—without costing residents a dime.

Don't think it ends with a single day of giving either. Library Giving Day is the opener for National Library Week, celebrated at Chandler Public Library all the way to April 13. This is when they tip their hats to the huge difference libraries make in our lives. The Local Authors Fair on April 6, for starters, with Arizona authors galore and some hands-on activities.

And there's more reasons to swing by the library during National Library Week, including events like the Lego Club that kicks off on April 3, not to mention Family Science night on April 8, and, closing out the week, an intro class to nature journaling on April 13. If the brainy stuff floats your boat, then Library Week at Chandler is the place to be. For more info, give the library a buzz at 480-782-2800 or take a peek at their website.

Chandler Public Library Manager Rachelle Kuzyk puts it best, "Libraries are inclusive places that welcome people of all ages, from all backgrounds, cultures and walks of life." She added that these spaces are "the foundation that fosters connection within our community."