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January 22
​Libraries to Show Support for Armed Forces

Visitors invited to create Valentines for Veterans

Wake County librarians are teaming up to help the community show support for local men and women who have served in the Armed Forces through the Valentines for Veterans program.

From Jan. 19–Feb. 3, library visitors of all ages are encouraged to use the craft tables to create valentines, which will be delivered to the Durham VA Medical Center prior to Valentine’s Day. All regional and community libraries will participate, and materials will be provided.

“This gives the community an opportunity to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Ann Burlingame, deputy director, Wake County Public Libraries. “We hope all library visitors take a moment to stop by the craft table and create a valentine.”

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. In 2017, more than 7,100 valentines created by members of Wake County Libraries were distributed at the Durham VA Medical Center.

For more information about Valentines for Veterans, contact Sarah Kramer, youth services manager at Eva Perry Regional Library, or Megan Roberts, youth services manager at Cameron Village Regional Library.

For information on Wake County Public Libraries locations, programs and services, visit wakegov.com/libraries.


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