Never heard of a Valentine Tree? Well, the Friends of the Washington Township Public Library found itself in possession of a synthetic pink holiday tree. What to do with it? Creative minds always respond to a challenge, and here was the response:

Why don’t we make it a Valentine Tree?

As part of a We Love Our Library celebration through the month of February, the Valentine Tree is occupying a place of honor near the front door of the library and offering fans and patrons a great opportunity.

Decorating the tree are paper hearts, each one bearing the name of a book or movie the library would like to own. A patron may pick an item and bring the heart to the circulation desk. There that patron may make a donation to subsidize the library’s acquisition of the item. In ex-change, a book plate honoring the donor will be attached to the item, and, if desired, that donor may be the first one to borrow the item.

The book plate stays in place, so here is a chance to get a little piece of immortality while helping the library serve the community. Suggested donations are $15 for a book, children’s or adults’, and $20 for a DVD or other media.

Friends of the Library is a volunteer group of library patrons who attempt to support the work of the library through acquisition of materials and presentation of programs. New members are always welcome.

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