On Thursday, March 1st, there was much to celebrate at Samuels Public Library. The Youth Services Department celebrated the children’s success during Winter Reading Club. Over 350 children and teens participated, reading almost 10,000 books. Kiwanis Club of Front Royal joined in the celebration of Winter Reading Club and Dr. Seuss's birthday with breakfast for all during a special family story time. Kiwanis members were readers during the story time, and Samuels Library volunteer Nathanael Jacob portrayed the Cat in the Hat.
“We are grateful for all of the support that we receive from the Kiwanis Club of Front Royal,” noted Michal Ashby, Youth Services Supervisor at Samuels Library. “They have been serving the children of our community through their service and donations to the library for years. Today they not only donated the food for the breakfast, but they brought volunteers to be a part of this event, which was a huge success.”
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. Locally, they also offer college scholarships to graduates of Warren County High School and Skyline High School.
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.