Have you signed up for Adult Summer Reading yet? If you haven’t it’s not too late! Visit http://events.wellscolibrary.org/evanced/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=83 or stop in the library to sign up during the month of June. As a reward for finishing the program, adults have two options – choose a book to keep or have a book donated to Kate’s Kart. In explaining the prizes, our staff has noticed that several people aren’t familiar with Kate’s Kart. I wanted to take some time to tell you about Kate’s Kart and my personal experience with this organization. Kate’s Kart provides hospitalized children with brand new, free books. Their goal “is to promote literacy and encourage children, and their families, to read on an ongoing basis.” A perfect organization for the library to support, wouldn’t you say?
My family has directly benefited from this organization and their efforts to provide quality reading materials to children in the hospital. A few months ago, my daughter Lydia experienced some adverse side effects from a medication she was taking. Unfortunately, the situation warranted a trip to the emergency room. After making sure Lydia was situated and her immediate needs were taken care of, the nurse returned a few minutes later with a library cart full of brand new books. The books on the cart appeal to babies and children, even teenagers. I was amazed at the selection available, as was Lydia. It took her quite some time to choose just the perfect book. We settled on the classic “Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss. I can assure you we have read it several times.
This summer, when you’ve completed the goal of 1,600 pages for Adult Summer Reading and it’s time to select your prize, I encourage you to have your book donated to Kate’s Kart. I guarantee your donation will bring a smile to a child’s face at a time when they most need something to smile about.
For more information about Kate’s Kart and how you can help, visit www.kateskart.org.
Written by Jackie DaileyI’m Jackie Dailey, Audio-Visual Department Manager at Wells County Public Library. My job revolves around maintaining the movies/music/audio book collections you love. When I’m not reading reviews for audio books or watching previews for movies, you can usually find me trying to corral my three kids. What I love: listening to my kids laugh. What I hate: peas.
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