The Orange Public Libraries have won an important grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Ac administered by the Massachusetts State Library.
Baby massage taught by Deborah Young, certified massage therapist, will be the last spring workshop series funded by the grant (call 978-544-2495, ext.103 to register). With this series the grant will help the library reach parents and care givers of the communitiies youngest children, providing a very early start for forming a "library habit." While they are at the library, the attendees of this workshop will see the broad range of materials available to encourage literacy at the earliest age. Indeed, with the help of the grant, the Orange libraries will be expanding their collection of board books, mixed media kits, literature based movies, child developement information, and adult literacy materials. The Orange Libraries are very thankful for the programming and materials that this grant will continue to fund over the next year-and-a- half.PHOTO CAPTION: Recent "graduates" of Move to the Music Class taught by Lui Collins at the Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange. From left to right. Front row : Robin Alexander, Hailey Alexander, Cassandra True, Jennifer True, Saydie True, Mason, Michelle Bezio. Back row: Morgan Barnes, Connor Fuller, Courtney Fuller, Shawn Vaillancourt, Jewelianna Vaillancourt, Heather Barnes, Lui Collins.