United Way cuts ribbon on second Imagination Library Reading Nook
The second Reading Nook is open to the public and located inside the Salvation Army at 1022 Liberty Street. United Way of Erie County, in collaboration with the Salvation Army and the American Tinning & Galvanizing (ATG) Family Endowment commemorated the continued success of the Imagination Library in Erie County by cutting the ribbon for a second Imagination Library Reading Nook located inside the Salvation Army, 1022 Liberty Street on Friday, December 4.
The Reading Nook will help continue the momentum of preparing more local children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and with a love of reading. That's a gift that will make them more likely to succeed in school, less likely to fall into poverty and will make Erie County's future a brighter place for all of us.
The Nook was generously sponsored by the ATG Family Endowment. United Way representatives worked with the Junior League of Erie and Robin Scheppner, president of ATG and a longtime Imagination Library advocate, to select the Salvation Army as the recipient of the Reading Nook, which is intended as a quiet place for parents and caregivers to read to their children.
Local artist Heather Cash was commissioned to paint the scenery in the room. Donations for the Reading Nook room include building materials and labor from Allegion Hardware, Eric Malena Construction, Builders' Hardware, Schaal Glass and employees of American Tinning & Galvanizing.