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National Library Week (NLW) is April 8–14 and the Lester Public Library (LPL) is repeating its popular campaign encouraging all to shop locally AND support your local library. We have partnered with 72 area businesses to make the week-long celebration special (and beneficial!) for everyone. Our theme, Libraries Build Strong Communities, reflects the robust relationship between Two Rivers and Mishicot area businesses and the Lester Public Library.
This is our fifth year of celebrating NLW with our community partners. And new for 2018, Manitowoc Public Library and its business partners are joining in to offer more great deals and prizes!
During NLW, visit one (or many!) of the business community partners in Two Rivers, Mishicot and Manitowoc and show your library card–any library card from any library in the world–and you’ll get anything from a free ice cream cone to 20% off a purchase. Each business is offering up something special for its library-card-carrying customers. Don’t have a library card? No problem. You can always get one at your local public library.
That’s just the beginning; now that you’ve shown your library card and made a purchase (and received a discount!), bring the receipt or entry form you got from the business you patronized back to the Lester or Manitowoc libraries.
Here are the prizes offered at LPL: an iPad Pro from Doug DeVries of Edward Jones; the all-new, hands-free Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa from Bank First National; a Kindle 6” from Shoreline Credit Union; a one-month family membership to the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA; a Stay & Play package for two from Fox Hills Resort; a fine art tile from Carreaux Du Nord; a 20-pound bag of bird seed from Seeds N Beans Nature Store; A $25 Bud Shop catalog gift certificate from Larry’s Distributing Company; and a $25 Piggly Wiggly gift card from 1st Anderson Real Estate.
Visit the businesses—again and again all week long—and get a raffle entry with each purchase!
Lists of participating businesses, their special NLW deals, and prizes offered can be found at www.lesterlibrary.org and www.manitowoclibrary.org. Different prizes are offered at the two libraries. You can submit entries to either or both libraries.
If you’re not a shopper but still want a chance to win a prize, stop in at either the Lester or Manitowoc public libraries during NLW and check out books, magazines, movies or music, and you’ll get a raffle entry simply for checking out materials. If you don’t have a library card yet, sign up for one, and we’ll give you a raffle entry for that too! Cards are FREE to anyone with proof of current address (such as a driver’s license or utility bill).
Both libraries will draw the winning entries Thursday, April 19, so you’ll have a few days to get your entries in after the special shopping week ends April 14.
The Lester Public Library is committed to doing our part in building a strong community here on the lakeshore. This direct partnership with businesses–unprecedented until we gave it a try in 2014–has proved very successful. Last year, we had 1,650 raffle entries returned to the library and we had lots of happy prize winners.
We hope you’ll patronize these businesses and offer them your support in response to their offers, and ultimately, we hope you’ll stop in here at the library and be reminded (or maybe discover for the first time!) that the Lester Public Library has a great deal to offer everyone.