SCHWEKSVILLE PA – This year’s summer reading program at the Perkiomen Valley Library, 290 Second St., has won a $4,500 boost for its activities from Ambler Savings Bank. The bank operates a branch office at 395 Main St., and recently presented a check for its charitable donation.
The library’s “Build A Better World” program, which runs through Aug. 19, features events for all ages and interests, including book-themed parties, magicians, movie nights, and science-activity days. Find a schedule of events on the library’s website, here. The library used the bank’s gift to buy books as prizes, and to help students build their own personal libraries.
“The library is pleased that Ambler Savings Bank has chosen to help local children avoid “the summer slide,” explained library branch manager Aileen Johnson. “Summer slide is prevented when children continue to read over the summer, and retain their reading skills. The library provides fun rewards through a variety of activities to encourage all children to read.”
“I believe in the power of reading to create a more compassionate and understanding world,” said bank branch manager Bonnie Eckenrode.
Attending the check presentation (at top, from left) were Kathy Arnold-Yerger, executive director of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library; Schwenksville library staff member Susan Rash; Donna Conrad, associate at the bank’s branch office; Aileen Johnson, library branch manager; Bonnie Eckenrode, bank branch manager; bank branch associate Debbie Madden; bank retail officer Erin Cohen; and library staff member Haylie Scioli.
Photo from Ambler Savings Bank