Education And Libraries

Community Service Program  

Chairman: 

District Chairmen: 

Junior Chairman: 

Carol Stivers 

carolstivers@yahoo.com

LED: Gretchen Bailey  

NED: Peggy Boyd

SED:  Janet Gilbert 

SWD: Harriet Groh

NWD: Mary Ann Jung

Objective: The GFWC/OFWC Education & Libraries Community Service Program works to improve literacy and education in communities at home, around the state and around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

PROMOTE:

Life-long Learning for members, the community & the world (hold seminaries on topics of interest)

Help local schools with needed supplies, volunteer as tutors, homeroom mothers, etc.

Sponsor local scholarships & support GFWC/Ohio scholarships by sponsoring students

Educate the general public about GFWC & GFWC/Ohio by writing articles for newspapers & social media about Club programs and projects having to do with education & libraries.

Encourage Literacy programs for all ages: Story time & books for children, GED instruction for adults

LIBRARIES 

PROMOTE:

Use of the local library by every club member having a library card and using the card

Join & support Friends of the Library (club & members)

Support the local library by donations of books, supplies & money

Join ESO--encourage all club members to join & take part in ESO activities (book bingo, etc.)

Create a club reading group

Distribute books throughout your community to shelters, schools, nursing homes, etc.

Support events & programs at the local library'

Establish/Support a little free library, Establish Story Book Trails or Book Walks

 

CELEBRATE MONTHLY EDUCATION & LIBRARY THEMES:

January- Lifelong Literacy in America Month, National Mentoring Month:

February- Library Lovers Month, World Read Aloud Day Feb.5 

March- Read Across America Month; Read Across America Day-March 2 (Dr. Seuss's Birthday)

April- National Library Week (2nd week in April) April 12- National DEAR day (Drop Everything And Read)

May- Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-5, 2023) (Always the 1st full week of May)

June- Audiobook Appreciation Month

September- Library Card Sign-up Month, International Literacy Day-September 8

October- National Book Month; National Day on Writing-October 20, Teen Reed Week (always the same week as Columbus Day)

November- National Education Week-second full week. National Author's Day Nov.1

 

Education & Libraries - GFWC/ Ohio Resources

Ohioana Library connecting Readers & Ohio Writers: www.ohioana.org

American Library Association: www.ala.org

African Library Project: www.africanlibraryproject.com

Banned Books Week: wwwbannedbooksweek.org

Before Kindergarten: www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org

Books Alive: www.books-alive.org

Books for International Goodwill: www.big-books.org

DEAR: www.readingrockets.org/calendar/dear

ESO: www.gfwc.org/what-we-do/community-service-programs/epsilon-sigma-omicron

Global Partnership for Education: www/globalpartnership.org

HOBY: www.hoby.org

I Love Libraries: www.ilovelibraries.org

Imagination Library: www.imaginationlibrary.comor

Learning Disabilities Association of America: www.ldaamerica.org

Little Free Library: www.littlefreelibrary.org

LitWorld: www. litworld.orgor www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday

National Education Association: www.nea.org

PACER Center--Champions for Children with Disabilities www.pacer.orgorwww.pacer.org/bullying

Pajama Program: www.pajamaprogram.org

ProjectCSGirls: https;//www.projectcsgirls.com

PTA: www.pta.orgorwww.pta.org/home/events/safer-internet-day

PTO: www.pto.org

Reach out and Read: reachoutandread.org

Read Across America: www.readacrossamerica.org

Reading Rockets: www.readingrockets.org

Room to Read: www.roomtoread.org

STEM for Her: www.stemforher.org

STEM Scouts: https://stemscouts. scouting.org

The Library Project: www.library-project.org

Check the GFWC Manual for more ideas: gfwc.clubmanual.org

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