NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK AT
RICHMOND HEIGHTS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
On Monday, April 13 at 7:00 pm, we invite one and all to be our guests as St. Louis native cultural artists Linda Kennedy and Kunama Mtendaji present works of Maya Angelou. Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Mtendaji will present new arrangements from Maya's "Miss Calypso" album recorded in the 1950's as well as other Caribbean folklore.
The Richmond Heights Memorial Library Has Been Awarded 2 Grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Missouri (February 11, 2015) - The Richmond Heights Memorial Library has been awarded a $5,452 Federal grant to purchase books, children’s programming, and paid advertising for children, teens and adults In support of our 2015 Summer Reading Club, Every Hero Has a Story. In addition, the Library has been awarded a $2,000 Story Time Plus Grant to purchase picture books and early childhood toys, games, and supplies.
“We are so grateful to receive this grant money allowing us to update and enrich our collection of books for readers. Books are so important for homework support, for creativity, for sparking curiosity! This grant money will help our staff to further enrich our already splendid collection and thus encourage reading,” said Library Director Jeanette Piquet.
These projects were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.
The $5,452 federal grant monies will be used by the Richmond Heights Memorial Library to purchase a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction books featuring superheroes, historical heroes, contemporary heroes, and every day heroes, as well as children’s programming featuring local heroes, and radio advertising segments that promote summer reading activities. The $2,000 Story Time Plus Grant funds will be used to purchase many new picture books in support of early literacy, as well as enhancements to the Children’s Library including: a writing center, a market center, and an ABC center, among others, to be filled with fun toys and activities designed to teach simple concepts important in establishing reading readiness.
If you would like to participate in an oral history project, please contact
Library Director Jeanette Piquet @ 314-655-3560 or Children's & Young Adult Librarian Betsy Simmons @ 314-655-3562