Samuels Public Library today announced the receipt of a $1,500 grant from Elks Lodge #2382, to support the library’s annual Summer Reading Club.
"The Elks Lodge has been very generous to the Children’s department of this library since 2010, and this year they gifted us $1,500 which will be used to provide programs and reading incentives during Summer Reading Club. We are so grateful for their ongoing support," remarked Michal Ashby, Youth Services Supervisor. "This will certainly benefit the children of this area as they develop a love for books and the library."
"Not only have the Elks been so supportive of the library, but they are involved in our community in a variety of ways," continued Ashby. "They donate safety glasses to the schools, provide supplies to the VA hospital, give summer camp scholarships, and help low-income families with gifts of food. We are proud to be associated with the local Elks Lodge."
Samuels Public Library is a community resource which enhances the quality of life for residents of Warren County/Front Royal by fulfilling their personal, occupational and recreational needs through services, programs, and a collection of materials that is current, balanced and responsive to those needs. The Library strives to stimulate and broaden community interests in literature, reading and learning, and has been doing so for more than two centuries.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks is a proud fraternal American organization that believes in God and the United States of America. Their principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity guide them in their endeavors to assist our government, citizens, and community in any way they can.