Toys for Tots – November 14 – December 22
The Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) has partnered with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys from now until Christmas, and distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in our community.
Residents may drop off new, packaged, unwrapped toys in collection boxes located inside all library branches, in the lobby at library headquarters in New Windsor, and at the Sheriff’s Office in Westminster. Sorry, used toys will not be accepted.
Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches, and other local community agencies to distribute the toys to needy children in the community. While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys. For more information please contact Master Deputy Chris McMillen at 443-375-6331.
Corky's Mitten Trees - November 26 through January 5
This is the 29th year the Carroll County Public Library has provided holiday help to our neighbors in need. CCPL receives donated gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats, for both adults and children, through mitten trees set up at all six branches. Donations will be accepted at all CCPL branches until Saturday, January 5.
Each branch has a Corky’s Mitten Tree, named after the library’s penguin mascot, and patrons can hang store-bought or homemade donations on the tree. Items collected will be donated to local charitable organizations.