Westlake Porter Public Library’s staff will experience something new at their annual Staff Training Day, which takes place at the Westlake Recreation Center on Monday, October 14: Time to reach out to others through projects for local charities. The charitable activities will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Charities involved include:
- Camp Dreamcatcher: Staff will use fabric markers to create designs on pillowcases for kids ages 5-17 affected by HIV/Aids attending the camp.
- Operation Gratitude: Staff will write letters to military personnel.
- Kitten Krazy, Inc.: Staff will use catnip, fiber-fill and socks to make toys for cats at the organization’s shelter.
- Cleveland Animal Protective League: Staff will use fabric markers to create designs on bandannas for adoptable dogs.
- Vitalia Senior Residence at Westlake: Staff will use stamps and markers to decorate bookmarks for local seniors.
The library has a long history of involvement with local charity and community organizations, including periodic “Casual for a Cause” weeks during which staff can be seen wearing jeans in return for contributing to the identified charity. Incorporating charitable activity time in the annual Staff Training Day continues that tradition.
Staff Training Day is the one day a year the library sets aside to bring the entire staff together for updated education and team building. It typically takes place on Columbus Day.