And An Evening with Jason Wright
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM
By now, you’ve probably heard that the Dover Public Library’s Christmas Jar was stolen Tuesday night. We estimate the jar had over $1000 in donations when it was taken from its place on the Circulation Desk. For nine months, members of the community had been donating to the jar to help a family in need this Christmas season, an idea based on the book Christmas Jars by Jason Wright. While the theft is a blow, what happened next is amazing. Through social and traditional media, the story has been spreading since Tuesday night. The support from our community has been incredibly heartwarming, and yesterday, we got a very unexpected call. It was Jason Wright himself, wanting to help. He set up a Go Fund Me campaign to help refill our jar… and then some. The goal is $5000, and the money will go to help not just one Dover family, but several.
Jason Wright plans to deliver the money to the library himself when he comes to visit on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM. At this special event, Wright will talk about the Christmas Jars movement and the importance of charity, giving, and forgiveness. A book signing will follow the event. Books will be $8, and a portion of the proceeds will come back to the library’s Christmas Jar. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.
Thank you all for everything you’ve done to help the library in this strange time, from spreading the word on Facebook to helping us refill the jar. We greatly appreciate and admire this amazing community. Thank you.