Since 2012, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the US has become a day to shine a spotlight on generosity. Giving Tuesday began as a collaboration between New York City’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, and has grown into a global day of giving. Becoming involved at a local level is encouraged, and those wishing to donate to our library on that day can do so through the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Their Giving Tuesday initiative is Cattaraugus Gives, a 24-hour online fundraising event beginning on Tuesday, December 1 at midnight and ending at 11:59. Gifts of any amount made through our website during that time are impactful because the Foundation offers additional monetary incentives that are based on the number of gifts given at particular times. A link for this event will be on our webpage, in addition to a link that can be used for giving year-round.