Kiwanis installs children's book box at village hall

Chester. The local club wants to help children "unlock their imagination" by making age-appropriate books readily available, to keep or share.

| 17 Sep 2019 | 01:52

The Chester Kiwanis Club recently installed a community book box at village hall "to provide the children of our community, between the ages of 4 and 18, access to the books that unlock their imagination and transport them to another time and place."

Children are encouraged to take a book, which may be kept or returned for another child's use. Community members should feel free to leave their gently used, age-appropriate books. The book box is available during business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Chester Village hall, 47 Main St., Chester.

Mayor John Thomas Bell and Superintendent of Schools Denis Petrilak gathered on Sept. 9 with village trustees and Kiwanis members to unveil this library in miniature.

About Kiwanis
Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Chester has been supporting the needs of Chester and surrounding communities since 1975.
The Chester Kiwanis sponsors a yearly toy drive, a Memorial Day Weekend 5K race, and a fish and chips dinner. Proceeds from its fundraisers are used to support the club's community service projects.
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