Public Libraries throughout Lancaster County will hold their 11th annual Mitten Tree Campaign beginning on Monday, November 15th. Librarians from the county’s public libraries, in the spirit of holiday giving, will be collecting new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, earmuffs and umbrellas that will benefit children & families served by Lancaster County Children & Youth Services. All 17 public libraries and the Bookmobile will participate in this year’s project. Donations may be made from Monday, November 15th through Friday, December 17th
The Mitten Tree project has been hugely successful during the past nine years. Last year the project netted 3,852 donations. Lancaster County’s Children and Youth Social Service Agency will oversee a portion of the distribution to children throughout the county, while many of the items will also be distributed to other service agencies in Lancaster County and local library communities. Ephrata Public Library’s donations will go to Ephrata Area Social Services.