Children benefit from the summer reading program

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Shelby County Libraries will be purchasing several tech items, including Wonderbooks, pictured here, along with freebies given for Community Foundation Match Day.

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SIDNEY – The Shelby County Libraries Foundation is participating in Community Foundation Match Day to raise funds for the summer reading program at the six locations and several learning-focused tech articles.

“The summer reading program was popular in all of our locations across the county. Match Day can help us get more readers to participate next summer, ”said Suzanne Cline, Executive Director. “We also need help purchasing a large format printer for our STEM lab, which is now staffed and starting to have regular programming, as well as new levels of Launch Pads and Wonderbooks, which are educational devices. electronic. “

Launch Pads are electronic tablets that contain specific learning games offering different levels for preschool children and up. Wonderbooks are books printed with an electronic reading device, so children can listen while reading the story.

“The game day giveaways helped us provide additional items, which generally were not covered by our budget,” said Cline.

To support Shelby County Libraries Foundation Game Day, gifts must be made payable to the Shelby County Community Foundation with: Match / Shelby County Libraries noted on the note or in a note or accompanying form. Details and forms are available on the Community Foundation website at commfoun.com and at Shelby County Library branches in Anna, Botkins, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Russia and Sidney. Gifts must be received by November 30 to be eligible for matching money. Credit card gifts can only be made on November 30.

The Shelby County Community Foundation hosts its Match Day event each year on Giving Tuesday. Twenty-three local charities will ask supporters to donate to the Community Foundation which will be matched up to a total of $ 5,000 per charity.

Organizations participating in Match Day have a 501 (c) (3) tax status and organization fund within the Shelby County Community Foundation with an asset balance in excess of the Foundation Fund Minimum. Gifts received will not be placed in an organization’s fund, but will instead be returned to the organization for its work in the community.

Shelby County Libraries will be purchasing several tech items, including Wonderbooks, pictured here, along with freebies given for Community Foundation Match Day.




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