April 4, 2011

Sheridan Libraries sponsors book drive for Barclay School

The Sheridan Libraries kicked off a book drive for Charles Village’s Barclay School on March 24 at Homewood’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Sponsored jointly by the libraries’ Diversity Committee and Staff Development and Training Committee, the opening event featured a dessert reception and a presentation by Kelly Oglesbee, the volunteer coordinator for the Barclay School and a familiar face to many Homewood staff who participate in the JHU Takes Time for Schools program.

In just a few days, library staff had already filled several boxes with new and gently used books, all of which will go to the school’s Story Pals program and recreational reading shelves. Benefiting both parents and students at Barclay, these programs provide reading assistance and mentoring as well as free books to school families for pleasure reading. The book drive runs through April 8.