The children’s collection has just grown by 100, thanks to a very generous gift. The gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-Kindergarten through early readers, were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City. Diane Brownstone, director of the foundation, became addicted to books at an early age. She often visited the public library. As an adult, she set up the foundation with the goal of fostering early reading and a love of books in other young people. She hopes the new books will encourage parents and children to read together.
The Deposit Free Library was one of a hundred libraries chosen to receive this gift. The collection includes classics such as Make Way for Ducklings, Horton Hears a Who, and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, as well as current favorites like Fancy Nancy, Giraffes Can’t Dance, and Knuffle Bunny. There is something for everyone in this group of books. Come to the library and enjoy our new collection. And a huge THANK YOU to the Brownstone Book Fund for this extraordinary gift!