Wake County Public Libraries and the Wake County Veterans Services Office are teaming up this month to show the love to local armed forces members through the Valentines for Veterans program. This year, the popular program has a new twist--an educational component for children.
“Valentines for Veterans gives the community an opportunity to honorthe men and women who have sacrificed so much,” said Ann Burlingame, deputy director, Wake County Public Libraries. “Inaddition to crafting a personal valentine for a veteran, this year children will be able to attend programs to learn more about why ourveterans are so important to our country.”
Children’s programs will take place at our regional libraries. Acomplete list of dates and locations is available here.
Adults can also get in on the fun! Head over to the Express Library on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, to make your own valentine. Douggy Johnson II, director of Wake County Veterans Services, will be on hand to answer any questions.
Valentines for Veterans is a long-standing national event that gives residents the opportunity to show gratitude for the services rendered by the country’s veterans.
To find out more, contact Sarah Lyon, library experience manager at Wake County Public Libraries. For information on Wake County Public Libraries locations, programs and services, visitwww.wakegov.com/libraries.
About Wake County Public Libraries
The mission of Wake County Public Libraries is to promote the love of reading and to foster the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County. In fiscal year 2018, our 22 libraries were visited more than 3.43 million times, and 235,251 people were active library cardholders.