Rotary central initiates library tours

Primary school students all around
Grand Cayman are being treated to tours of the Island’s Public library courtesy
of an initiative by Rotary Central.

The undertaking was launched with a
visit by the year three students of Savannah Primary School to the George Town
Public Library.

Over 51 students were treated to a
full tour of the library, while learning about how to make the best from the
environment.

Rotary Central said the club is
encouraging the community to use the facilities at the George Town Library, as
well as carrying out a number of similar tours with other primary Schools.

According to Chairperson of Rotary
Central’s Literacy Committee Sandy McFarlane, “March is Literacy Month in the
international world of Rotary and these tours are part of a number of
initiatives we have been carrying to celebrate literacy, as well as to
encourage people to become more aware of the importance of literacy.”

Each student also received a
package from Rotary, which included a membership application form for the
library, as well as pencils and other treats.

The students also had some fun
during reading sessions, thanks to the help of other volunteers, parents and
library staff, who all read books to them.

President of Rotary Central Paul
Byles said, “Literacy is certainly a longstanding focus of Rotary Central and
this year in particular, we wanted to achieve a lot in this area.

“One of our most successful
projects is assisting with adult literacy and we’re still aiming to secure some
corporate sponsors for a dedicated literacy centre for that programme.”

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(l-r) Paul Byles, Sandy McFarlane, literary chairperson, along with Ms Margaret Rattray and Ms Nelson of Savannah Primary with children at Library.
Photo: Stuart Wilson
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