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Urbandale Public Library/National Day of Service

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, the library is partnering with YSS (Youth & Shelter Services) for a community service project. Join us, Monday, January 17, between 11 am and 1 pm in the library’s ICN Room and help assemble hygiene kits for homeless youth in Iowa. You’ll also have the chance to meet a Peer Support Advocate who will share their story and the impact YSS has had. Pre-registration encouraged, but not required.

Throughout the month of January 2022, donate new personal care items (travel size preferred) and winter accessories at the library for the local Youth & Shelter Services (YSS).

Here are donation items that are high in demand:

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • body wash
  • bar soap
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • pads & tampons
  • hand & feet warmers
  • winter hats & gloves
  • socks
  • disinfecting wipes

In honor of Martin Luther King day, items donated on January 17 (one day only) will apply to library fine forgiveness!

  • $0.25 for shampoo/conditioner, body wash/bar soap, deodorant, disinfecting wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • $0.50 for hand/feet warmers, gloves, socks, period products (pads, tampons)

MLK Day Donation Rules:

  • Donations apply to overdue fines/ late fees only. (Not processing, collection, ILL, replacement fees, book sale, printing, etc.)
  • Each item can only be applied to one account. (You cannot have $0.50 split between accounts.)
  • No limit to the number of items you can donate. (If you have $15.00 in fines, you can bring in 30+┬áitems!)
  • No credit will be issued on accounts.
  • No items with expired labels will be accepted.
  • Donated items must be brand new, never used.