Howard Community College Celebrates Newly Renovated Library for Children’s Learning Center
Columbia, MD – Thanks to corporate donors, Howard Community College (HCC) employees, and parents of the college’s Children’s Learning Center (CLC) students, the HCC Educational Foundation raised $20,225 to renovate the CLC’s library with new books, creative storage, and seating.
Recently, the college celebrated the completion of the Library for Little Learners renovation project, which promotes literacy and reading opportunities in school and at home. As part of the project, well-loved books were replaced with new books. The new books were labeled and grouped into specific categories, including seasons, holidays, fairytales and folktales, transportation, dinosaurs, outer space, and the ocean. With funds from the donations, new rugs, beanbag chairs, and low library shelves were also incorporated, as well as an imaginative wood reading castle.
“The Library for Little Learners now has over 2,000 library books that children can choose from in a variety of subjects,” said Laurie Moran, director of the CLC. “This library is an important resource for the preschool children and their parents. Often, parents are busy with taking classes, doing homework, and working a job. This library provides the opportunity for families to borrow books that interest their children and it is a way to promote literacy skills.”
The foundation thanks PNC Bank – Grow Up Great, EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Morgan Stanley Foundation, Rob and Ann Moxley, several HCC employees, and CLC parents for their generous donations that made this renovation possible.
“We at PNC are excited to be able to team up with Howard Community College in helping to supply a new library where children can sit and enjoy the wonders of reading,” said Benjamin M. Mobley, vice president relationship strategist at PNC Wealth Management.