Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Saint John Free Public Library Supports Storytent

The Saint John Free Public Library is continuing to partner with Quality Learning New Brunswick and local community groups to offer Summer Reading Club to children who attend the Storytent.

Quality Storytents is a community literacy program that takes place rain or shine. The Summer Reading Club is a province wide public library program that encourages reading by allowing children to set a reading goal for the summer, track their progress with logbooks and stickers and celebrate their accomplishments.

This summer, with the support of the Library and other partners, the Storytent will be expanding beyond Crescent Valley into the Old North End at the corner of Albert and Metcalf Streets, Anglin Drive.

Pictured above is Cheryl Brown, co-creator of the Storytent and Suzanne Ball, Chair of the Saint John Free Public Library Board of Commissioners. The cheque presentation took place at the June meeting of the Library Board.

Additional funding for books came from the Patrick Mooney Bequest. Below are a few of the wonderful books purchased for the program with these funds.