Fredricksen Library Receives Grant from Staples Foundation
The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to announce that it has received a grant awarded by The Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., via the “2 Million & Change” program. The library will use the grant to fund Family Place Educational Programming, as well as training of relevant staff.
Family Place programs provide parents, grandparents and caregivers, and their children opportunities to enjoy playtime, socialization and age-appropriate skill building with the guidance of trained staff. Participants also have on-site access to local professionals who are able to provide resources on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more.
“We are grateful for the support from the Staples Foundation,” says Alison Trautmann, Children’s Service Manager at Fredricksen Library. “It allows us to train additional staff and contract with local professionals who are able provide unique support to parents and caregivers.”
Created in 2012, the 2 Million & Change program is a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding of more than $2 million to non-profit organizations focused on academic education or job skills.
Homework Helpers Club
This program is available for students in grades 1 through 5. Volunteer helpers are experienced educators ready to help with all subject areas. Students are responsible to bring all textbooks, homework, instructions and related materials. A parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the instruction. There is no charge for this program.
Sessions are held at the library by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Diane Myers at 717-761-3730. Any questions? Contact the Children's Library at 717-761-3900 x 229.
For sessions at the East Pennsboro Branch, please call 717-732-4274 to schedule an appointment.