GOOD NEWS FOR BARTH ELEMENTARY READERS – Ryan Oxenford, principal at the Pottstown School District’s Barth Elementary School, and the happily entertained children to whom he’s reading, learned June 12 (2013) that the Laura Bush Foundation For America’s Libraries had awarded the school library a $5,000 to buy needed materials. Barth was the only school in Pennsylvania to receive a grant during the current funding period. “This is an incredible opportunity to expand the resources in our library,” Oxenford said. “The grant approval could not have come at a better time with the unveiling of our newly renovated library this fall. This is another step in helping to provide quality educational opportunities for our community’s most precious resource, our young people.” The foundation was created during 2002 as a fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Since its inception, it has awarded more than $10.5 million to schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Photo from the Pottstown School District