Grant to Expand Early Literacy

Starting May 1, 2018, over 50 young children each week, along with their caregivers, will be able to participate in Trove Time at the White Plains Public Library. The program is designed to prepare children to become successful readers and provide caregivers with a range of activities to support their child’s development. Trove Time, which will serve children ages two through four, is made possible through a grant to the White Plains Library Foundation from the Frog Rock Foundation.

“Fostering early literacy is the most important thing a public library can do.” said Brian Kenney, Library Director, “Trove Time will allow us to greatly expand our existing parent-caregiver initiatives, use the latest early learning practices, while providing plenty of fun along the way.”

Based on Every Child Ready to Read, a curriculum developed by the American Library Association, Trove Time will help care givers become the leaders in developing their child’s early literacy through five practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. These five practices will form the core of Trove Time through a number of play stations that facilitate imaginative play, develop motor skills, engage participants with storytimes, and provide social interaction.

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A Lively Evening at the Library

To celebrate the re-opening of the first floor, the Foundation held its 2017 Gala in the Hub on the evening of October 21st. Nearly 200 people attended the event, which marked the Foundation’s 22nd anniversary. A highlight of the program was hearing from author Sloane Crosley who spoke about growing up in White Plains. All guests received a copy of Crosley’s most recent book, the bestselling novel, The Clasp. Her work has appeared in Elle, Esquire, GQ, New York Magazine, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and more. Crosley’s next book,  Look Alive Out There, will be published in April. It’s a collection of essays, including a moving piece about her time at Ridgeway School.

Thank you to all attendees for joining us. Revenue raised through the Gala helps fund innovative Library programs and services throughout the coming year. Special thanks to Vino 100 and the businesses and individuals who made in-kind donations and bought Journal ads to support the event. To view the Journal slideshow, please scroll down or watch it on a monitor in the Library’s lobby.

White Plains Library Foundation Gala 2017

Gala Journal 2017

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In-Kind Donors Support the WPLF

We thank the following businesses and individuals who donated items and services for the 2017 Gala.

John and Janet Bailey
Robin Benerofe
Robin Benerofe
Pat Bernstein
Burke Adult Fitness
Captain Lawrence Brewery
Unique Beaded Jewelry by Nancy
Clay Art Center
Ona Cohn
Copper Kettle Café
Jen DeMilio
Fuji Film
The Great American BBQ Co.
Harney & Sons
Harman International
Susan Hecht/Marjolein Mooney
Susan & Richard Hecht
Jewels by Joanne of Scarsdale
Richard Kaye and Susan Strickler
Brian Kenney
Jocelyn Koenig/Christy Teloh
Library Hotel
Life Time Athletic Westchester
John Lolis
Lisa Lobo Designs
Lynn Oliva
Random House
Red Hat on the River
Sam’s of Gedney Way
Gail Schwartz
Diane Tabakman
Tennis Innovators Academy
Vineyard Vines
White Plains Performing Arts Center
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