Mar 24, 2022
SHEPHERDSTOWN ROTARY CLUB AWARDS READING GRANTS
The Shepherdstown Rotary Club has awarded "Rotary Reads" grants totaling $700 to two Shepherdstown institutions to promote reading.
One grant, for $350, was given to the Shepherdstown Day Care Center. The Center will use its grant to enhance diversity learning by expanding its classroom learning centers to include music, books, games and art materials that reflect the multicultural world
The other grant, also for $350, went to the Shepherdstown Public Library. This will help update its reference materials for children and teens.
The grant to the Day Care Center was presented formally at the Club's regular Tuesday breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn on March 22. The Library was unable to participate in that breakfast.
The accompanying photo from the March 22 breakfast shows Rotary Club Steve Campbell, left, and Day Care Center Board member Christina Mason, right.
The Shepherdstown Rotary Club's "Rotary Reads" grant program is one of several Club activities aimed at enhancing literacy among local children. It consists of cash grants, awarded annually, to worthy institutions for projects or programs that promote reading.
Enhancing literacy has been a major priority of Rotarians since their organization's founding in 1905.