Friday, July 23, 2010

Mayor Proclaims 'Storytent Launch Day'

Cheryl Brown, QLNB; Trevor Holder, MLA; Janet McLaughlin, CVCTA;
Mayor Ivan Court; Where's Art?; Carl Killen and Jow Mott, City Councilors ;
Heather McKend, Children's Librarian.

Mayor Ivan Court joined MLA Trevor Holder, and Saint John City Council Members Carl Killen and Joe Mott, to kick off the 2010 Quality Storytent program. Mayor Court proclaimed July 5th to be “New Brunswick Storytent Launch Day” for 2010.

The City of Saint John and the Saint John Free Public Library are major sponsors of the 2010 Storytent program. Other financial support comes from the Literacy Coalition of NB/PGI, Canaport LNG, the United Way of Greater Saint John, and the United Commercial Travelers (UCT) Jack Kidd Council 755.

Storytent offers families a chance to read or borrow books for all ages in a pleasant outdoor environment. We also out-reach the provincial library's Summer Reading Club program to children in three North End communities (Crescent Valley, Anglin Drive and the Old North End).

This was the 8th year for storytents in Cresent Valley. Since its beginning, storytents have popped up in other Saint John neighbourhoods, as well as in other New Brunswick communities, including Campbellton, Edmunston, Moncton and the greater St. Stephen area.