GivingTuesday with Friends of the Library

Posted on November 24, 2020

by Jennifer Bissonnette


This GivingTuesday, The Friends of the LaPorte County Public Library will inspire generosity by raising money for the LaPorte County Library’s 2021 summer reading program, Tails and Tales.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

The Friends of the LaPorte County Public Library set a goal to raise $5,000 on GivingTuesday. The funding raised through Giving Tuesday will be used in support of the 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales. Each year, the library seeks to “reduce the slide,” by supporting students in ongoing literacy initiatives through the summer months to help maintain literacy progress made through the previous school year.

“This is the first year that the Friends of the Library are participating in Giving Tuesday. We are hopeful in engaging other community members to donate for the awesome Summer Reading Program,” said Friends of the Library board member James Conlin. “The library’s Summer Reading Program is an integral part of the library’s other abundant summer programming.”

Those who are interested in joining the La Porte Friends of the Library’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit

About The Friends of the LaPorte County Public Library

The Friends of the Library are community members who advocate for the library. They help by sharing their time and talents to organize fundraisers that support the programs, classes and initiatives of the Library.  They encourage donations, gifts, endowments, and memorials to the Friends organization. Without the sustained financial support from the Friends, the library would not be able to provide our community with the high-quality events and classes. They are a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

Jennifer Bissonnette

Jennifer Bissonnette

Jennifer enjoys reading, writing to-do lists, and giving both of her dogs belly rubs. She has a weak spot for tasty sweets and is on a mission to find Northwest Indiana’s best cinnamon roll. She often over analyzes things but tries to use that to her advantage in her work at the library.
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