Charlie Buscemi, president of Rotary Club of Kingwood, presents the club’s $26,580 check to Ryan Fennell, branch manager of the Kingwood Library. The money is the result of the club’s own contributions, as well as a grant it wrote. The club is still seeking additional donations at this time. The donation will be used to restore the library’s children’s workroom that was destroyed during Harvey flooding. Our Kingwood Rotary Club has a long history of supporting worthy causes. This donation reflects their belief that our Library is a critical and central part of our Kingwood Strong recovery effort. We certainly thank them for their support.
Eight kindergarteners from Hidden Hollow Elementary, came together to support our library. Daisy Troop 117108 chose to donate to FOLK for their Winter Service Project by selling nuts and donating children’s books.
The School’s Snowball run this year, held on December 2, attracted a record 140 runners in support of the Kingwood Library. Runners entered a 1k, 5k, or 100 yard dash and donations went to
the Kingwood Library, Pictures show students donating $537 to our Librarian, Ryan Fennell.
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As part of their program to offer relief assistance for public and school libraries and bookselling retailers that have been damaged in the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Simon & Schuster donated 250 children’s books “Best of” titles to FOLK for our Kingwood library.
“When public or school libraries sustain devastating loss, the entire
community suffers” said Michelle Leo, Vice President, Director of Education & Library Marketing, Simon & Schuster. “Our book donation program is
intended to help affected libraries get back on their feet, and we look
forward to working with our longtime friends in libraries across Texas, as well as other local and national organizations to help facilitate a speedy recovery for these vital cornerstones of Texas communities.”
FOLK continues to receive donations from across the country. The Teen Board of the Greene Public Library has sent us 442 books contributed by the Green, Iowa community. A local Kingwood resident and aunt of one of the Teen Board members received the six boxes of books from the Greene library and handed them over to a FOLK representative. FOLK will store the books until the Kingwood Branch Library reopens next year.