South Amboy’s Dowdell Library Foundation, Target Give Grant For Children’s Kindles

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Thanks to support from Target, the Dowdell Library Foundation’s grant to South Amboy’s Dowdell Library will be used for children’s Kindles.  From left:  Library Board members Dave O’Connor, Rosemary Zera, Fr. Dennis Weezorak, Catherine Charmello (President), Mary Rager (Dowdell Library Foundation), Elaine Gaber (Library Director).

Thanks to support from Target, the Dowdell Library Foundation’s grant to South Amboy’s Dowdell Library will be used for children’s Kindles. From left: Library Board members Dave O’Connor, Rosemary Zera, Fr. Dennis Weezorak, Catherine Charmello (President), Mary Rager (Dowdell Library Foundation), Elaine Gaber (Library Director). (Photo courtesy of Dowdell Library Foundation)

SOUTH AMBOY – Kindles loaded with early reader fiction for children will soon be available at South Amboy’s Dowdell Library. The Kindle Fires and eBooks will provide new avenues for reading and enable the library to present new programs based on the devices.

Thanks to a grant from the Dowdell Library Foundation, supported by Target, the library will give South Amboy children a head start in reading that will open the doors to a lifetime of learning.

On Sept. 17, the Dowdell Library Foundation presented a check for $2,000 to the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy. The grant was presented by Mary Rager on behalf of the Foundation to the library’s Board of Trustees and Elaine Gaber, Library Director.

“Kindles @ the Dowdell will provide opportunities for South Amboy children to develop reading skills at an early age,” noted Mimi Pichey, President of the Dowdell Library Foundation. “Studies show that encouraging reading at a young age increases success in school and in life. We were able to make this grant thanks to generous support from Target.”

The Dowdell Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.DowdellFoundation.org or call (732)316-1078.

 


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