Area Agency on Aging Contributes to Season’s Readings

The Area Agency on Aging 11 recently donated books and money to the Kent State East Liverpool Season’s Readings project, marking the agency’s support of the project for a second year.

The donation included more than 300 children’s books, along with $600 to purchase additional books, which will be distributed by Kent State to youngsters along the parade route of the East Liverpool Christmas parade.

Anthony Cario, Chief Operating Officer of the Area Agency on Aging 11, made the presentation to Kent State East Liverpool on behalf of the agency’s employees who contributed to the project with money and books. Representing the campus were Dr. David Dees, dean and CAO; Melissa Cope, business manager; and Kayla Prekup, president of the Undergraduate Student Government organization on campus.

"This is such a great way to give back to the community and we are honored to be part of this for a second year. What a fantastic way to promote learning to so many,” Cario said. “The kids can take something home with them that is meaningful and lasting.”

Last year, nearly 3,000 books were handed out along the parade route. The books are donated from Kent State East Liverpool students, staff, faculty and administrators, as well as from area libraries, churches or local organizations.

Donations of new or gently used children’s books are accepted throughout the year to support this project that benefits area youth. 

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Photo: Getting ready for the Season’s Readings book distribution are (from left) Kayla Prekup, Dr. David Dees, Anthony Cario and Melissa Cope.

POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2018 01:58 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 05:43 AM