Suzy Civitello with her mother, Dr. Mary Veeder-Civitello. (submitted photo)
When children under the age of 10 sign up for their first Manlius library card, they’ll now also receive a Winnie-the-Pooh themed literacy bag thanks to the generosity of Dr. Mary Veeder-Civitello, a former board member of the Manlius Library.
Veeder-Civitello has donated these bags in memory of her daughter Suzy, with whom she spent years happily reading Winnie-the-Pooh stories.
“She loved Pooh because of his friends,” said Veeder-Civitello. “She was a friend-to-all kind of person, always smiling and making others laugh, although she said she related and liked Eeyore best!”
These new kits include a Manlius Library Kids tote bag, a Winnie-the-Pooh book, bookmarks and a special Pooh-themed prize, such as a puppet, cards or a coloring book. These kits also include helpful resources for parents, such as age-appropriate book lists and literacy tips.
The kits and their contents may vary and are available while supplies last.
Manlius Library encourages all residents to have a library card and all parents to read to their children daily, a powerful bonding experience that fosters a love of reading and books. Manlius Library is located at One Arkie Albanese Ave in Manlius.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.
Dec 13, 2017
Dec 13, 2017