***UPDATE 23 SEPTEMBER 2019: We are hosting a 150th anniversary celebration of the postcard here on October 5. Details here: https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=125040
Hello! We are the Blacksburg Public Library in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. http://www.mfrl.org/index.php We joined the PostCrossing project to share the world with our library patrons, and to share a little bit of ourselves with the world.
We live in a building that used to be a train depot and then a farming supply warehouse until the town of Blacksburg purchased and repurposed it in the 1980s. In 1996 it was renovated to the way it looks today. In 2017 we installed new carpet.
We have a community room, two study rooms, a room just for children's storytime, and an office we use for group studies and processing passports. We have one large desk for both reference questions and borrowing items. There is also a staff-only workroom with restrooms, a break room, and offices for Youth Services and Information Technology. The rest of the library is one big open room with lots of bookshelves and places to sit. We lend everything from books to museum passes.
The postcards we receive go on a display. We mail out cards written by staff and patrons.
We hold postcard events where people create and write cards. Some of the cards we have are art and handmade, and created by children learning how to write (and draw). We send these cards through Postcrossing too.
If your card does not make you happy, let us know and we can send you another one!
Send us (almost) any card you want! Please remember these will be on display. No pin-ups or things like that.
Remember to write a message! Tell us about yourself, where you live, the books you like. What do you enjoy? Do you have a secret you could tell a stranger? And the answer to a very important question: coffee or tea?
Please include a sentence or two in your own language. Blacksburg is home to a large international community of students and professors attending the nearby university (from over 230 countries!) and they visit the library with their families. Your card might make them feel less homesick. ^_^
Our Postcrossing project photos are now online!
If you would like us to write back, please include your address with your postcard.