United Way, Osterhout, W-B Area Schools ‘turn The Page’
United Way of Wyoming Valley recently presented a grant to the Osterhout Free Library to help implement United Way’s “Turn the Page!” program at Kistler Elementary in Wilkes-Barre. The program introduces young learners to library services by having the Osterhout Free Library’s Youth Librarian visit the Kistler library on a weekly basis, engaging students in story-telling and puppetry to develop interest and enjoyment in books and reading. At a recent check presentation and “Turn the Page!” session, first row, from left, are Linda Campoverde, Eloisa Sierra, Imani Springer, Hailley Nguyn, Gage Pascoe, Bryelle Rivera, Parker Voyton, and Elijah Webb, Kistler Elementary students. Second row: Rick Miller, executive director, Osterhout Free Library; Jennifer Deemer, vice president of community impact, United Way of Wyoming Valley; Bill Jones, president and CEO, United Way of Wyoming Valley; Justin Correll, assistant principal, Kistler Elementary; Debbie Churchfield, Osterhout youth librarian, and Margo Serafini, Kistler Elementary principal.