The Statesboro Regional Library’s Youth and Family Services Department will introduce today its first collection of books received through a special grant sponsored by the National Endowment for Humanities. The collection is called “A More Perfect Union” and includes a variety of materials about famous Americans and other historical details about America during its formative days.
To help introduce the books, a special event is set for today. From 3:30- 5:30 p.m., the library, in conjunction with Ogeechee Area Christian Home Educators, will hold a Biography Fair. Local home school students will present interactive displays about various famous Americans.
JoEllen Flannery, Diana Ligget and Melissa Sack, local parents and home educators, are working to coordinate activities at the library.
“Over the last several years the Statesboro Regional Library has been very supportive of our local home school group,” Flannery said. “We are very happy to have the opportunity to promote these books and we are making plans to use them as part of our co-op classes during the year as we study American History from grades K-12.”
“This biography fair will include storyboards with interesting facts, narratives and pictures of famous Americans, not to mention some interactive displays to add to the fun,” Sack said.
“Home school students and their parents depend on the public library for materials and activities they need to supplement their curriculum,” said Elaine McDuffie, head of Youth and Family Services at the library. “We are happy to be able to provide these additional resources that will become a part of our permanent collection.”
The Biography Fair is the first in a series of programs associated with the special collection. The exhibit will be held in the community room at the Statesboro Regional Library. It is free and the public is invited.