Austintown Rotarians distribute dictionaries to students



Austintown Rotary Club visited Austintown Intermediate School Nov. 1 and distributed 360 dictionaries to the third-graders, an annual project of the Rotary in the field of literacy. Rotarians above, from left, are Jeremy Batchelor, Ram Kasaganti, Gary Reel, John Mashiska and Bruce Laraway. At right, are Stuart Gibbs, business and investment librarian for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and Bruce Laraway, Rotary president. Gibbs explained that not only does the Main Branch on Wick Avenue provide traditional services but also has books on tape, games and puzzles, genealogy, the Baby Brilliant Program and more. Below, Laraway presents Gibbs a book that was donated to the Austintown Elementary School Library in his honor.


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