Auto dealer donates books to Berkshire Elementary...

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November 04, 2001

Auto dealer donates books to Berkshire Elementary

EASTPOINT - Ninety books for first- and second-graders at Berkshire Elementary School in Baltimore County are being donated by area auto dealer Schaefer and Strohminger.

The books, which teach values through the situations faced by the animal characters in the stories, are being purchased by the dealer to supplement the school's character education program. Each pupil will be given two books to keep and read with his or her family.

This is the second year Berkshire pupils have benefited from the program.

Pratt library wins grant to videotape storytellers

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has received a federal grant of $84,058 for a two-year project to produce 20 multimedia storytelling performances for use at area schools, libraries and other institutions.

The grant will be used to videotape storytellers reading children's literature. The performances will be made available through the Pratt's Web site. The grant, part of a $3.5 million award to 18 libraries nationwide, is provided through the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

East Baltimore elementary wins reading award

The Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary School on North Caroline Street was this year's recipient of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Summer Reading Program Director's Cup. The school's pupils read more books - 3,600 - than their competitors in the recent competition.

City youngsters who took part in the annual reading event logged 133,854 books, up from 110,000 last year. More than 11,000 children took part in this year's program.

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