It is back to school time and it’s common for some children to have anxiety about starting school, especially this year. Laurie Flynn, President and CEO of Link to Libraries is here to tell us how books can be used as tools to help children and families cope with the back to school fears.
As the result of a partnership with Big Y, a family-owned food retail company with stores across Western Massachusetts, schools in Berkshire County received 1,000 new books for school and classroom libraries.
On April 10th Link to Libraries held its biennial gala at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The events theme of "Once Upon a Time" tied in perfectly with the non-profit's mission of getting the fascinating world of books and literature into the hands of local youth.
Para muchos niños recibir un libro nuevo especialmente para ellos es tan importante como recibir un juguete o un dulce. Link to Libraries, una organización sin fines de lucros estará patrocinando un evento gratis de lectura donde regalaran libros nuevos y una manta de lana nueva a los primeros 200 niños que participen.
Laurie Flynn says it’s not often that one gets to make their passion their profession. And it was the opportunity to do just that which prompted her to put aside a budding marketing business she co-founded a few years ago and become president and CEO of Link to Libraries (LTL), the decade-old nonprofit that, as the name suggests, puts books on the shelves of school libraries and other agencies and promotes childhood literacy on many levels.
The largest regional distributor of books to underserved youth in Western Massachusetts has a new president and CEO: Laurie S. Flynn took the helm of Link to Libraries late last month from co-founder Susan Jaye-Kaplan, who had served as president since the nonprofit was founded in 2008.