Public libraries of Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming Counties
Below are libraries in the Pioneer Library System that will be participating in The Great Give Back 2019. Check back often for updates as more libraries join! As The Great Give Back draws nearer, details about libraries’ individual events will be added. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.
Great Give Back Letter-Writing Day Saturday, October 19th 10:00 am-2:30 pm For adults and kids Join us for a day of letter-writing to new recruits, veterans, troops, and first responders (for adults and kids)! We’ll have paper, pens, art supplies, ideas, and sample letters. Not a letter-writer? Drawings are fine too! Also, remember that we always accept non-perishable food items for the Avon Food Pantry. No registration required
The Great Give Back: Food Drive Monday, September 30th – Saturday, October 19th For all ages Please join the Bloomfield Public Library as we participate in The Great Give Back: we will be collecting nonperishable, non-expired food items for the Food Pantry at The Blessing Room. The Blessing Room, next-door neighbor to the library, is housed at St. Bridget’s Hall (15 Church Street), and has been serving as a Food Pantry for all in the Bloomfield School District since the 1970’s. Food item donations can be dropped off in the lobby of the Bloomfield Public Library now through October 19th. No registration required
The Great Give Back Saturday, October 19th 10:00 am-12:30 pm At the Geneva Center of Concern and Geneva Library The Geneva Public Library has partnered with Geneva’s Center of Concern located at 58 Avenue D, Geneva NY to collect donations of bedding, clothing, pantry food items (not expired), shoes or anything but TVs and computers. Participants who donated will receive a $1 off fine free coupon towards any fines on their library account. Donations will be collected at the library and Center of Concern on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. No registration required
Critter Care Kits Saturday, October 19th 10:00-11:00 am For all ages We are hosting a Pet Supply Drive from now until October 19th for Susie Q Dog Rescue and the Livingston County Humane Society. We are accepting new (or very gently used) dog and cat toys, treats, wet/dry food, and other care supplies. Then, join us on October 19th, 2019 from 10-11 AM to help assemble “Critter Care Kits” for the families of newly adopted dogs and cats! No registration required
Fidget Quilts Monday, October 14th and/or Wednesday, October 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm For adults Lyons Public Library’s Adult Sewing classes will be making fidget quilts for the Wayne County Nursing Home on Monday October 14, and Wednesday, October 16. Our goal is 12 quilts. We would love your old jeans to use for the quilts. All are welcome to come and help! Registration is required and limited to 6 since the library only has 6 sewing machines. Call 315-946-9262 to register.
Supplies for Family Promise of Wayne County Monday, September 30th – Friday, October 18th 10:00 am-5:00 pm For all ages The Lyons Public Library will be collecting the following items for Family Promise of Wayne County: 1.) Personal Hygiene Items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, body lotion, body wash, feminine hygiene products etc.) 2.) Men’s Toiletries (razors, shaving cream, deodorant, body wash, etc.) 3.) Baby Essentials (lotions, body wash, shampoo, diaper cream, bottles, wipes, etc.). Single items or small quantities can be dropped in the large basket at the circulation desk and while larger quantities or items need to be brought in bags or boxes. Please make sure everything is new and in original packaging. Family Promise’s Mission “is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a non-governmental, non-denominational community-based response. Registration is not required.Call 315-946-9262 if you want to help.
All Creatures Great & Small Give Back Saturday, October 19th 1:00-5:00 pm All ages Macedon Public Library will be collecting both new and gently used blankets, towels and animal toys to be given to Lollipop Farms on Great Giveback Day. Registration is not required. Simply come to the library to donate items.
Humane Society Supply Drive Monday, September 23rd-Saturday, October 19th During library hours For all ages We are collecting supplies to benefit the Humane Society of Wayne County. Please join our efforts and choose item(s) from the wish list. Bring your donations to the Marion Public Library before Saturday, October 19. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: • Liquid Laundry Detergent/Bleach • 45-55 Gallon Construction Grade Garbage Bags • Paper Towels • Bleach • Sno-Bowl, Mr. Clean Multi-surface, AJAX dish soap • Sponges with Brillo Pad • Coffee/Creamer • 13 gallon garbage bags PET SUPPLIES: • Cat Litter and more Cat Litter • Powered Kitten Formula • Cat & Dog Treats and Toys • 6-qt. stainless pails for watering dogs (no plastic, please) • Wild bird food • Kongs • Canned Dog & Cat Food • Large & small Stainless Steel dishes No registration required. Bring donations to the Marion public library
The Great Give Back Period Packs Saturday, October 19th 11:30 am-12:30 pm For Pre-teens, Teens, and Adults With the support of generous partners, sponsors & individuals, we’ll make & deliver PERIOD PACKS to those in need. Starting with changing the way we talk about periods, we’ll work to eliminate taboos & build support networks, raise awareness & create change, and move to repeal the tampon tax & lobby for menstrual products in public places. Bring donations of period products to the Newark library before October 19! Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:30 to 12:30 . Come help assemble PERIOD PACKS! Bring a friend! No registration required.
Baby Item Collection Monday, October 14th-Friday, October 25th 10:00 am-5:00 pm For all ages The Palmyra Community Library is collecting brand new items for newborns such as baby formula, diapers, blankets, baby wipes, onesies and of course, board books. The baby items will be donated to Green Angels, a non-profit organization based in Palmyra that serves families in need. Registration is not required
Food Drive for Gleaners Community Kitchen Tuesday, October 15th – Friday, October 18th 8:30 am-4:00 pm For all ages Non-perishable food items will be collected and donated to Gleaners Community Kitchen in Canandaigua. Suggested items include but are not limited to diced or crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, non-stick cooking spray, single serve hot chocolate, gallon sized freezer bags, canned fruit, or pasta. Registration not required.
Our Turn to Give Back Monday, October 7th – Saturday, October 19th During library hours For all ages Red Creek Free Library will be collecting change to give to the Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Program. Donations will be accepted at the circulation desk. We will also be collecting non-perishables for the food pantry. No registration required
Pet Supply Drive Tuesday, September 17th-Saturday, October 19th During Library Hours For All Ages From now until October 19th, we will be collecting donations of pet supplies for Lollypop Farm as a part of The Great Give Back. The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. Please join us in supporting Lollypop Farm! No registration required
Fall for a Furry Friend: Give Back to the Humane Society of Wayne County Monday, October 14th-Saturday, October 19th 9:30 am-2:00 pm For all ages Join us as we give back to the Humane Society of Wayne County. The Williamson Public Library will collect much needed paper towels, kitty litter, 55 gallon garbage bags, and bleach for the kennel care of the cats and dogs awaiting their “furever” homes at the shelter. Donations will be collected the week of October 14-19 and delivered by the Library Board of Trustees to the shelter the following week. Registration is not required; Just drop off your donation of supplies during library hours. If you are unable to shop or travel the shelter can also use WalMart gift cards. The shelter can also use WalMart gift cards to purchase supplies as needed.
The Great Give Back: Comfort Bags Saturday, October 14th 1:00-4:00 pm For all ages Stop in and help Wood Library as we participate in the Great Give Back. We will be making “Comfort Bags” for people in our community, who are in need. You can also design and make a card of encouragement to include with the bags. Toiletries and non-perishable foods can be dropped off during this event. These items will be added to our month long food drive held in the lobby. No registration required.