On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Jenks School community celebrated Reading Promise Week, a city-wide initiative to celebrate reading.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Jenks School community celebrated Reading Promise Week, a city-wide initiative to celebrate reading with book give-a-ways and exciting surprises for the little ones after the final school bell rang. Jenks also welcomed the community to see their new Community Collaboration Center and School Library. The opening of the school library was a community effort and Principal Corinne Scioli noted her thanks to the Community Association, Friends of Chestnut Hill Library, Hilltop Books, and the Rotary Club among others who helped with funding, book donations and volunteers. Jenks parent and Chestnut Hill librarian Prather O'Donnell was recognized for her help driving this project.
In addition to O'Donnell, there were a number of community members who came out to show their support including business owners Yolanda Palmer of Foliage plant boutique, Jonene Nelson of NoName Gallery, and Kathlyn Egan of Tavern on the Hill; fellow Friends of Chestnut Hill Library board members Jan LeSuer, Laurene Topping, Lyn Buchheit; and fellow Community Association board members David Caulk, Christina Reichert and Janel McCaffrey Baselice. It was also good to run into a number of the volunteers who I met during the planning of the wonderful library.
Hats off to Principal Scioli. Wishing Jenks continued success with the Community Collaboration Center and School Library this year and fostering a love for reading!
Chestnut Hill Community Association and Friends of Chestnut Hill Library