From the unique mom-and-pop shops, boutiques and diners to the larger shopping centers full of popular restaurants and stores, Naperville is booming with a variety of businesses.
Walking around downtown, I can buy a trendy new top, then dive into a bowl of gumbo, spoon up some frozen yogurt and end the day sipping on a fruity cocktail on an outdoor patio bar.
I love Naperville-area businesses, especially the downtown area. In fact, I had my bachelorette party tear up the nightlife of Naperville in late June. It was quite a night to remember to say the least.
And from the looks of it, I am not alone in my love for Naperville’s business community. Even on the rainiest of days, I see crowds of window shoppers gazing at their next purchase, and many families dining at local restaurants.
Naperville Public Library always has had a great relationship with the business community, and the library is relying on that network for their support. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. The library is looking for business partners in a fall community-wide campaign — coined Show Us Your Library Card, Naperville.
Throughout September, every time customers show their Naperville Public Library card at the time of purchase, the participating business will reward them with a predetermined discount or giveaway, such as a percentage off a purchase or a buy one, get one free coupon.
Some local businesses already have agreed to partner with the library, but more support is needed to make this campaign a success. In addition to the potential for increased patronage, the initiative will showcase participating businesses through the library’s promotions, including signs, brochures, website promotion and press releases. A list of participating businesses and discounts will be available on the website and in a brochure before the campaign launches.
I love summer, but I am looking forward to the month of September when I can show off my library card, get discounts and shop with a purpose around town.
Sign up for this partnership by July 25 at bit.ly/showusNPL.
Mary Rakoczy is a multimedia associate for the Naperville Public Library.Tags: Naperville Public Library