So Much To Be Thankful For
This giving season, we want you to share your love of the library and help us raise much needed funds for the programs you and your friends and family enjoy all year-round.
Starting today and culminating on Giving Tuesday, December 3, we’re launching Share Your Story campaign through Facebook. We want you to start a Facebook fundraiser telling your friends why the library is important to you. It could be puppet shows with your kids, your favorite memory as a child or that book you can’t stop reading. We all have a reason to love the library. What’s yours?
We need at least 100 storytellers fundraising on Facebook by the end of Giving Tuesday on December 3 to help us reach our goal of $25,000 by December 31.
I began attending StudioNPL workshops back in 2016, during my junior year of high school. At the library, I was exposed to professional video equipment I’d never touched before: DSLR cameras, lighting kits, and live green screens. I soon discovered that my love of writing translated to storytelling on-screen. Studying film hadn’t even crossed my mind before StudioNPL, but now I’m a Film and TV major at Fordham University in New York City.
After high school, I interned at the studio through Opportunity Now, a summer program sponsored by the mayor’s office. This summer, I’ve returned to StudioNPL as a mentor, where I teach teens the same video production skills I learned here. Hopefully I can pay it forward and inspire other teens to study something they’re passionate about!
– Carli Freeman