2013-05-09 / Local & State

F&M Trust Sponsors Library Tour Featuring Authors

F&M Trust is sponsoring the 2013 Library Tour in conjunction with The American Literacy Corp. (ALC). The tour includes visits to eight libraries in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties.

This year, the tour will feature visits from authors Floyd “SuperReader” Stokes and Michael Sgrignoli, who will read at each location. The purpose of the library tour is to promote reading to children from birth to fifth grade and encourage regular visits to the library. Dutch Wonderland tickets and other door prizes will be given out at each library, and light refreshments will be served. The tour is free and open to the public.

“I am looking forward to visiting many wonderful libraries in central Pennsylvania. Special thanks to F&M Trust for sponsoring the tour since the inception of it. I am excited about sharing my love of reading with the families,” stated author Stokes.

The library tour will make the following stops in Franklin and Fulton counties:

Grove Family Library, Chambersburg: Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m.

Shippensburg Library: Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m.

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library - Waynesboro: Monday, May 20, at 5 p.m.

Fort Loudon Community Library: Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m.

Fulton County Library - McConnellsburg: Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m.

Lilian S. Besore Library - Greencastle:Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m.

Floyd Stokes is the author of 12 bookss. He co-wrote “Dress Up” with his daughters, Madison and Olivia. His daughter, Madison, is also the author of “I Can Do It by Myself.” In 2010, he travelled to libraries and schools in all 50 states to share his love of reading.

Michael Sgrignoli is from Mechanicsburg. Together with his son, Ethan, he created Dinorific Poetry, a book that introduces readers to some familiar (and not-sofamiliar) dinosaurs through lively, informative poems paired with the kind of colorful illustrations only the imagination of a child could produce.

The ALC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The purpose of the ALC is to design and implement supplemental literacy programs that promote the importance of learning to students up to fifth grade. Since its inception, the ALC has promoted reading to over 150,000 children. For more information, please visit: www.superreader.org or contact Floyd Stokes at 717- 580- 5429 or superreaders@aol.com

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