We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Somerset County Library program of the Somerset County Federated Library System. It is easy to make a one-time or monthly recurring donation online. Your donation of any amount will help the Somerset County Library continue and expand its services to the Somerset County community.

However you decide to celebrate #GivingTuesday, please consider sharing your enthusiasm with others. There are simple online tools available to help you spread the word about #GivingTuesday. If you give to the Somerset County Library online, you will be presented with options to share the news of your donation with your friends through Facebook, Twitter, or email.

If you would like to take your enthusiasm for making a difference to the next level, consider taking a #GivingTuesday #UNSelfie. Show your support of #GivingTuesday by taking a picture, tagging it #unselfie and #GivingTuesday, and sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram until December 1. You can print out a #GivingTuesday #UNSelfie template that you can fill out and pose with to tell others what you have done to celebrate #GivingTuesday. If you donate to the library and take a #GivingTuesday #UNSelfie, you can email it to somerset@somersetcountypalibraries.org and request that it be posted to the Somerset County Library's Facebook page, or post it to the Library's Facebook page for approval yourself at https://www.facebook.com/SomersetCL.

Thank you for supporting the Somerset County Library!

It’s easy to give to Somerset County Library in celebration of #GivingTuesday:

#UNSELFIE Photo of library director making a donation to the Somerset County Library for #GivingTuesday 2015

Somerset County Library director Cheryl Morgan celebrated #GivingTuesday early again this year by dropping a dollar in the donation jar and continuing her online monthly recurring donation to the Somerset County Library program of the Somerset County Federated Library System.