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Why do you love your library?

What does your library do for you? Viking Library System wants to know.

Minnesota Loves Libraries is a grassroots advocacy campaign set to run throughout the region now until Feb. 14. It is looking for stories that exemplify service, community connections and individual success.

Have you had a positive interaction with a library staff member? Did you attend a program that taught you something? Maybe a librarian guided you to the perfect book to share with your child at bedtime. Whatever it is, Minnesota Loves Libraries wants to hear about it.

Supported by the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, the campaign is taking place statewide and will be administered by each library region individually.

Library users are invited to stop by the Douglas County Library in Alexandria to fill out a postcard or visit to use the online form.

The purpose is to gather stories of how Minnesotans use the library and the difference library service, programs and staff make in their lives.

Viking Library System staff and regional library supporters who attend Legislative Day at the Minnesota Capitol in late February will hand deliver these messages from across the region. Legislators will receive comments from their constituents so that they get a glimpse of library services provided in their district and to provide an opportunity for them to respond directly to them.

For specific information regarding the campaign, contact the Douglas County Library at (320) 762-3014 or Viking Library System at (218) 739-5286.