Libraries are Important Community Hubs!
A note from Shannon Stalter, Branch Supervisor - Children's
Whether it is fostering early literacy skills, providing university preparedness workshops for teens or digital literacy education, Oakville Public Library assists thousands of residents each year.
As our community grows and technologies evolve, support from donors becomes more and more important.
Every day in my role as Branch Supervisor – Children’s, I encounter parents and caregivers who praise and verify the library’s impact through stories they share. As a visitor every day to White Oaks Branch, Sharon was eager to convey how the library has helped her son:
“My son and I love our library! It provides a quiet place to spend quality time together, read stories and enjoy the many educational computer programs. Spending time with other children offers my son the chance to share, cooperate and socialize with other youngsters which has been so beneficial in preparing him for school.” -- Sharon, library user
Sharon is like so many others I encounter who recognize and value the library as an important, multi-purpose community hub. "Without the library, my son would not have the same desire to read or learn. With the kindergarten curriculum introducing all sorts of new technologies, the library’s early literacy computer stations have helped my son become accustom to computer-based, non-traditional ways of learning,”she confirms.
With your support, Oakville Public Library can continue to enhance its programs and services to meet the needs of people like Sharon, her son and so many others. As a library donor, you are helping us…
• introduce new early childhood literacy programs that promote school readiness
• enhance our outreach initiatives and bring library services to high-need families and neighbourhoods
• provide thousands of children with free enrolment in the educational and fun TDSummer Reading program
• provide lifelong learning opportunities that extend beyond childhood (i.e. teen workshops, seniors’ education series)
…and so much more.