Why We Do What We Do

A PPLD staff member was at the Walmart across the street this afternoon when a cashier approached her and said (with tears in her eyes).

“I just wanted to thank you for being so kind to me. It’s because of you that I got this job here. I was at the library some time ago and you let me use the computer, even though my card was blocked. I needed to fill out the application for this job, and I did, and I got it! I was on the verge of homelessness and hopelessness when I came into your library, and because of you my life is better. Thank you so much!”

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I stopped in Thurs, talked to a gentleman about donating craft paints, brushes, unfinished wood and paint books. Was told I would get a call that afternoon so I kept the phone near me. No call. Called Friday morning, was told yes, they remember me and i would get a call. Still waiting. There is enough new merchandise here to keep many kids busy all summer. But, I'm starting to feel stupid. Not gonna beg...it may go to goodwill.

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for contacting us with this potential donation, and our apologies for the delay in responding. If you still have the supplies available, please reach out to me directly so we can go over the specific items you have available. You can reach me at acox@ppld.org.
Thanks again,
Amber Cox, Creative Services Senior Librarian

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