After hearing about Small Business Saturday® here on Programming Librarian in 2017, we decided to sign up our branch through American Express to be a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday® .
Once our boxes of free promotional items arrived, we made sure to “spread the wealth,” so to speak, with all four locations in our county taking part.
We invited patrons to collect their Shop Small® tote bags at the library, along with a map of downtown businesses provided by the Chamber of Commerce. At any point during the day, they could bring a receipt from a local small business and have their library fines forgiven.
The Pickens County Library System forgave library fines for supporters of local small businesses for Small Business Saturday®.