CHICOPEE, MA – February 2, 2023 – Link to Libraries announced that Weiss Consulting of Longmeadow, MA is supporting literacy at Lambert-Lavoie Elementary in Chicopee through the Link to Libraries Community Book Link sponsor program. The occasion was marked with a ceremony in the school library where Amy Anderlonis, Executive Vice President of Link to Libraries, presented a plaque commemorating the sponsorship to Anne Weiss, owner of Weiss Consulting. A classroom of 5th grade students along with Principal Daniel Phelan and Librarian Brenda Shepard were in attendance.
"Our reading adventure is about to begin with Anne Weiss and Weiss Consulting!” exclaimed Shepard. “It's such a great privilege for us to be partnering with Weiss Consulting and Link to Libraries to encourage an enthusiasm for reading among our students through read-alouds and additional library books. Our staff and students can't contain their excitement about this new opportunity.”
Link to Libraries Community Book Link sponsorship program is designed to help ensure that underserved and underfunded school libraries have the books they need to inspire young readers. This program establishes a three-year partnership between a business or family and a local school. Weiss’s sponsorship ensures that there will be a steady stream of approximately 200 new books to Lambert-Lavoie’s school library each year.
“Link to Libraries is thrilled that Weiss Consulting will be sponsoring Lambert-Lavoie Elementary,” said Laurie Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Link to Libraries. “It is because of community partnerships like this that Link to Libraries has been able to donate nearly 1,000,000 books to underserved children and schools across Western Massachusetts. We are so grateful to Weiss Consulting for their generosity and commitment to ensuring that children from all cultural backgrounds have a chance for success through reading.”
Weiss is also excited about the partnership and cannot wait to start reading to the students. Weiss holds a degree from Boston University in Elementary Education with a specialty in Reading Education. Even though her career path took her in a different direction, childhood literacy is still one of her passions.
“Weiss Consulting is proud and honored to be sponsoring Lambert-Lavoie Elementary through the Link to Libraries Community Book Link program,” said Weiss. “Books open doors to opportunities and I am so happy to help fill the shelves of the Lambert-Lavoie school library with new books.”
About Link to Libraries
Link to Libraries is proud to be the largest regional distributor of books to underserved youth across Western Massachusetts. The new books that Link to Libraries provides are gifts that enable children, many of whom have never owned a book before, to begin building a home library. To date, Link to Libraries has donated nearly 1,000,000 new books to local children and school libraries. Link to Libraries sponsors 78 schools in need throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. To learn more about Link to Libraries visit linktolibraries.org
About Weiss Consulting
As a world-class business consultant, executive coach and communications facilitator, Anne Weiss has an extensive background in leadership effectiveness. Her impressive track record of driving breakthrough results is a testament to her unwavering commitment to her clients’ extraordinary performance. To learn more about Weiss Consulting visit anneweissconsulting.com.