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Special present awaits children during Newburg Festival

Friday August 28, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

In an effort to encourage children to read, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) and area churches have a special present for children who visit the Newburg Library during the 2009 Newburg Festival.

“A new library is a resource for a child’s education,” says Shanklin. “That’s why it is fitting that children who make it a habit to use the library should be rewarded.”

Shanklin and the area churches have become learning partnered in an effort to encourage children to read. So this Saturday, the first 100 children who come through the doors of the Newburg library will receive a free book.

“In this day and age it does not matter if you are turning the page of a book or scrolling down a computer screen, it is essentially that everyone learns how to read,” says Shanklin.

Some 16 area churches have either provided new books or funding to buy new books for the Saturday give away which is part of the official opening of the Newburg Library.

The giveaway will be part of as storytelling event to be held Saturday afternoon beginning around 2:00pm in Petersburg Park.

The Newburg Library is located off East Indian Trail at 4800 Exeter Avenue.

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