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Lisa Rodrigues
 
Mary Foster
 
Peekskill Rotary Promotes Reading to Children
The Golden BookshelfPeekskill Rotary’s Reading is Fundamental Committee created a Young Literacy Lovers program to inspire and educate parents and their young children ages birth to grade 8 to read. With materials funded by the Rotary Club of Peekskill Foundation and support from Dain’s Lumber, club members constructed and are now placing 10 “Golden Bookshelves” filled with age-appropriate books in strategic locations around Peekskill. More than a thousand books were donated by various publishers. Young readers and their parents are encouraged to borrow one or two books and return them when finished. Diane Kahn who led this project said, “Eighty percent of brain growth happens in the first three years after birth. We want to help make the most of that time for the youth of our community.” Other Rotarians involved in the project are Keith Bobolia, Mary Foster, Bill Honovich, Chappy Manzer, Lisa Rodrigues, Chris Thomas and Tony Washington.