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Day of Caring 2017

Lend your muscle! Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring


Our annual Day of Caring is one great day of giving back!

On Thursday, September 7th you're invited to roll up your sleeves and make a difference by joining hundreds of volunteers throughout Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Work hands-on to improve lives and create lasting, positive change in our community with United Way’s Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring! This one-day volunteer endeavor has been an annual tradition of caring since 1994 and has grown to be the premiere volunteer effort in our community with the value of completed projects through the years surpassing the $2.5 million mark.

The volunteer projects include landscaping, painting, cleaning, maintenance, beautification, direct client interaction and scores of other critical tasks to benefit the local organizations making a difference in our community everyday.

Pitch in. Give back. Join us.

Who we are

The Wayne County Public Library supports diverse community needs for information, education, inspiration, and entertainment through access to electronic and print resources, programs, and expertise. As the headquarters library for the Wayne Library Alliance, we connect seven libraries through a shared catalog, checkout system, and delivery of physical resources including books, large print materials, recorded books, and DVDs.

What we do

The Wayne County Public Library creates connections--people to resources, to the local community, to the global community, and to others with shared interests. We foster five literacies, including basic literacy, information literacy, civic, financial, and health literacy. For children, we offer toddler, preschool, and afterschool programs. For adults, we offer special programs each month on a range of interests and topics, from local history and current events to travel and gardening. During the academic year we also offer computer tutoring for those who want to learn skills such as how to click a mouse, go to the Internet, create an email account, type a resume or letter, and other skills.  

We also provide electronic resources, most of which are available 24/7, when and where you need them. We have a catalog of more than 20,000 eBooks to check out to your device (except plain Kindle). POWER Library is a set of statewide resources, searchable databases of articles, newspapers, and information. Learning Express provides career test practice, computer tutorials on basic Office programs, and GED skills and test practice. Mango Languages offers 35 different languages, basic, intermediate, and advanced, including English as a second language. Online Homework Help is available from 2p.m. to 11 p.m. 7 days a week. Students input their grade and the subject and are connected to a live tutor matched by age and subject.


Opportunity Details

Sep 7, 2017 1406 N Main St Honesdale, PA 18431
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Indoor Clean Up at the Library

An average of 170-210 people come through the library in the summer and our building is from the 1860s. We always need help with cleaning. If you are able to help with dusting, sweeping, wiping down elevators, cleaning children's area toys/puzzles, pulling books off shelves and spraying some pledge to get us ready for winter we'd appreciate it.  Full Day Event 9:30 am- 3 pm
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Additional Information

Event Hours

9:30 am- 3 pm

Minimum Age to Participate

You must be age 14 or older to participate.

Details of Tools/Supplies Required

We will provide as many cleaning products as possible, but if you have anything you think might help- please bring it.

Details of Provided Meal

The library will provide a lunch and snacks, as well as drinks throughout the day.

Details of Provided Drinks

We will have coffee in the morning as well as water/soft drinks throughout the day.

Driving Directions

Check google maps or mapquest for more detailed directions but the best way to get into town is via the Casey Highway (Route 6 East ) or the 191 North.