I don’t see this anywhere on the web (either on the ILA site or the MVLD one), so I’m posting this to help publicize the effort. It appeared in the most recent of the Illinois Library Association’s e-News.
“The magnetic library ribbons measure 8” and say, “Support Illinois Libraries.” They sell for $1 each for amounts of 100 or more. $1.25 each for smaller amounts. Shipping will be extra or you can pick them up at the Mississippi Valley Library District (408 West Main, Collinsville, IL 62234; phone: 618.344.1112 ex. 113; fax: 618.345.6401).
Please contact Barbara Rhodes (barbarar at mvlibdist.org) and send her your name, library (if applicable), address, and phone number. Indicate if you would like the ribbons shipped or if you will pick them up.
The Mississippi Valley Library District will be selling these ribbons to the public for $2.00 each as a fundraiser.”
I’ll admit that when these magnetic ribbons first started appearing everywhere, I wasn’t a fan. But a few years ago, MFPOW started offering ones the ones that Mississippi Valley is using, so I put one on my car. It’s still there today, and I confess that every time I look at it, it gives me a twinge of pride. YMMV (no pun intended).