Rotary Club promotes literacy at Library


HIGHLANDS – Each year the Stratford Library presents a full Summer Reading Program and other activities to the community. These events are for preschool children, and children out of school for the summer break, and some of them are also planned for adults.

Although these reading, performance and crafts programs are free to the participants, they usually have been paid for by a special allocation from the Harris County library system. In addition, funds are provided by Friends of the Library, Pilot Club, and several local foundations and individuals.

As explained to the Rotary Club at a recent luncheon, by Assistant Librarian Jennifer Crouse, the county is short of funds this year, and cannot pay for all the programs it usually supports. Therefore, Crouse asked the Rotary Club for additional support this year, which they were able to provide.

After last week’s luncheon a check for $550 was presented to the library by representatives of the club.

This money will help pay for Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers, Crafts programs, presentations of animals such as Ferrets, arts projects, puppet shows, pet care and more.

The summer reading program is presented on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the beginning of June to the Middle of August. Contact the library for a complete schedule, at 281-426-3521.

Also on the program at Rotary was a talk by noted Houston book author Rebeca Eigen, who is now on a national tour promoting her book “The Shadow Dance and the Astrological 7th House.” A copy of the book was donated to Stratford Library for local readers.

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