The Gift of Reading

Fairview Library is excited to share that we have been part of a wonderful opportunity to give the gift of reading (and we all know how much library employees love that)!

We had been asked by former board member, Agnes Freas, to collect books that might appeal to boys of a variety of ages to be sent to Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch through the Alpha Delta Women’s Club. After collecting a large assortment, we gave them to Agnes who took them to be given to the boys.

Here is the email we received from Agnes in response:

“Barbara and I delivered all of the books that you so graciously compiled for me. Liz Gilbert (center of photo) is the head of Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch in Summerville, SC. They offer refuge to orphaned, neglected and abused boys in a loving family style environment. Alpha Delta Women’s Club in our Del Webb Cane Bay community here in Summerville is instrumental in providing monetary and material assistance. As a club we fundraise and help several Charity Organizations of which Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch is one. At Christmas we bake and take cookies and pastries to the home so that the boys know they are in our thoughts. The Del Webb Fishing club also teaches the boys how to fish and the Del Webb Pickleball Club donated paddles and balls so that they can learn how to play Pickleball. It is outreach like this that makes our world a better place and those less fortunate know they are not forgotten. I thank you on behalf of Alpha Delta Women’s Club for your generosity in supplying all those great books which, I am sure, the boys will enjoy.”

We are so thrilled to have been given the chance to give these boys such a wonderful resource!

Below is a picture of Agnes (right), Liz Gilbert (center) and Barbara (left) , and one of the books.

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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