Library Care – Letter Writing Program

Posted On Thursday December 10, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, staying connected with others is more important than ever. Many older adults are suffering from isolation and loneliness from being unable to be with loved ones or to receive visitors. To help, the Halton Hills Public Library has partnered with Community Development Halton’s Age-Friendly Program and Food For Life to provide support during this critical time. The Library Care – Letter Writing Program is intended to help provide support through outreach and community-connected initiatives.

Help HHPL make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community by writing a letter of love and support. Receiving a letter that you can hold and re-read is therapeutic and life-changing.

The Library will be collecting letters, cards, artwork, and poetry for older adults throughout the winter months. Residents of all ages are encouraged to share heart-warming stories, illustrations, words of encouragement, a hello we care, and/or any positive message is appreciated. 

How to Get Involved

To brighten someone’s day, pick up a Library Care Grab and Go Kit from HHPL or create your own. Kits can be picked up from the Acton or Georgetown Branches of HHPL. Take a few minutes to create a positive message, work of art, poem, or message of hope. This letter can have a profound effect on the lives of socially isolated people in our community, so have fun with your message. When your message is finished, drop it back off at HHPL and we’ll make sure it gets delivered.

HHPL welcomes you to write as many letters as you wish. Seniors and our most vulnerable can always use more joy in their daily lives, so we encourage residents to write often. Letters and written messages will be included in Good Food Bags, provided by Food For Life, and distributed to seniors across Halton Region. 

Stop by Halton Hills Public Library today for more information or to grab a kit and show you care!