Monday, February 1, 2016

Soroptimists Help Spruce Up Library Children's Area

From left, Leslie Stillings, Director of Youth Services is presented with $5,000 check from Soroptimist international, Rosemary Hoffman, Carol Schreiber, Heather Wanner, Kathy Yablonski, and in front, champion for the library, Emma Turner.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown Regional Public Library:

In a corner of the youth department at the Pottstown Regional Public Library lay an area for children with a threadbare rug, toys overly worn from play and love.

It was a place of safety and comfort that needed some help. 

With a generous check for $5,000, Soroptimist International is helping mothers, infants and whole families use the library. 

The library now has a glider for mothers of infants to rock them to sleep as they read, a fun rug for toddlers to crawl upon, and educational toys like a large wooden car to encourage imaginative pre-literate play for pre-school aged children. 

Imaginative play and role playing help prepare young children with their social skills and exploring what they would like to do when they grow up. 

Play is an important part of learning and childhood development. 

A healthy and whole environment helps children feel worthy and respected. 

Soroptimists have given the library the means to create innovative and educational program for the children of the Pottstown area. 

Children gather at the library for storytimes with music, sign language, physical activity, gardening classes, and science experiments, while surrounded by many books to reinforce and assist in the learning and exploring of their world.

Soroptimist’s support has helped children find a place of comfort, learning, and the knowledge that they are important and their community cares.

Soroptimist’s commitment to improving the lives of women and girls, equality, education, and fellowship are helping local families use the library in ways to help fit their needs.

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