Kiwanis of BENV wins grant for reading programs

PHOTO PROVIDED Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation representative Suzette Meyer presents a $1,500 check to Kiwanis of BENV President Rusty Counsil to support the club’s youth reading programs.

MILL HALL – The Kiwanis Club of Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys was recently honored to receive a substantial monetary grant from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation to support the club’s programs to enhance the reading skills of youngsters in the Lock Haven community. At its February board meeting, the club welcomed Foundation representative Suzette Meyer who presented club President Rusty Counsil with a grant check in the amount of $1,500 to help fund the BENV Helps Raise Readers project. The current goal of this project is to establish and maintain Little Libraries throughout the community in order to make books and other reading materials accessible to families. The club currently has three Little Libraries established with plans to set up several more. BENV would like to hear from community members who know of a local business or other community areas that would benefit from one of its Little Libraries, It also gladly accepts donations of gently used children’s books or monetary donations to purchase books for these libraries and our other reading promotion projects. The club can be contacted via its website at kiwanisofbenv.org.