Thanks to everyone who participated in The Great Give Back 2018! We had a total of 107 libraries participate across Suffolk and Nassau counties, with patrons of all ages volunteering in all kinds of fantastic ways, from community cleanups to pet adoption fairs and more! Check out the photos page above to see some of our volunteers in action, and stay tuned to this site for announcements about The Great Give Back 2019.
The Great Give Back is back in 2018! Check the “Find a Participating Library” page to see if your library is taking part in the day. Even better, this year The Great Give Back has gone Island wide and Nassau has joined the incredible day of service!
Spring may just be arriving, but The Great Give Back team is already looking ahead to next fall when the second Annual Great Give Back will be held on Saturday, October 13th! Mark your calendars and check back in the coming months for announcements about participating libraries, growing opportunities and how you can give back to your community!
The first annual Great Give Back is over, and by all accounts it was a great success! Congratulations to our participating patrons and libraries for all your hard work – Suffolk County thanks you! And we hear at The Great Give Back also want to thank you for your service and dedication. As we all know, a little kindness can go a long way, and you all poured out a ton of it!
Some of our libraries’ charitable collections are ongoing, and we’ll announce details about the 2018 Great Give Back as soon as they’ve been settled, so don’t be a stranger!
The Great Give Back is finally here!! Tomorrow, Suffolk County residents will gather at 52 libraries to give back to their communities by donating goods, cleaning up the environment, random acts of kindness, creating gifts and cards for those who need it most, and more! We can’t wait to hear about all your wonderful service events! Don’t forget, you can find a list of participating libraries here and a map of participating libraries here – there’s something for everyone!
The Great Give Back has also been receiving some fantastic coverage in local press – check out what people have been saying below!
Greater Patchogue – The Latest Lakeview Cemetery Cleanup is Saturday, Oct. 14, in Patchogue
Hamptons.com – When Libraries Lend More than Books: A Day of Donating
Sag Harbor Express – Great Give Back Supports the Food Pantry
We’re excited to report that lots of libraries have signed up to participate in the first annual Great Give Back! Use the menu above to view a list or map of participating libraries. On the List page, you can see descriptions of all the events our libraries will be holding, with details on how to participate. We’re excited to Give Back, and we hope you are too!