The Friends of the Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits, each presented a check for $1,000 to the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the library.
Traditionally, the Glen Ellyn Public Library selects a local nonprofit organization as a summer reading partner. Aside from some added challenges due to COVID-19, this year was no different, and the library chose GECRC to be the beneficiary of its first-ever all-virtual program.
Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge was a huge success, and participants surpassed the initial combined goal, raking in 38,275 total points by reading, streaming and creating original art across the youth, high school, adult, adaptive and library staff categories.
The Friends’ and Foundation’s gift rewarded the Glen Ellyn community for its outstanding effort, concluded the 2020 summer reading program and recognized GECRC’s mission to help children from low-income families acquire the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through grades K-12 and into adulthood. Click here to learn more .