Samuels Public Library announced the receipt of a grant from the Rotary Club of Warren County. This grant was used to support Samuels Library’s annual Winter Reading club. "Historically, the Rotary Club of Warren County has been very generous to the library," said Michal Ashby, Youth Services Supervisor. "This grant from the Rotary Club was used to expand our annual Winter Reading Club so that it ran twice its normal length, provided programs for children and teens, and awarded prizes to young people who were making the effort to reach their weekly reading goals. We saw the impact right away. The number of children who participated doubled, and over 9,600 books were read during that two-month time frame. A puppet show, two magic shows, and an animal show filled our program room to capacity, a first for our winter programming. Additionally, we were able to purchase new books that were enjoyed during Winter Reading Club and are now available during our Summer Reading Club. We commend the Rotary Club for their commitment to the children and teens of our area."
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.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.