Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Senator Brubaker to visit library

Treasures are a favorite among young children and also State Senators! To celebrate this year’s One Book, Every Young Child early literacy initiative Senator Mike Brubaker will visit the Columbia Public Library on Friday, April 16 at 3 p.m. for a very special storytime. The program will take place at the Locust Street Park, which is right behind the library (weather permitting). The Senator will read this year’s OBEYC selection, What a Treasure!, a picture book by Jane and Will Hillenbrand.

What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand is a charming story for everyone who has ever spent time digging for treasure. Young readers will especially relate to the main character, Mole, who has a new shovel and decides to dig for buried treasure. But what he finds are treasures for everyone else. Finally, he finds a treasure for himself, a friend!

Senator Brubaker is very excited to be a part of the fun in promoting early literacy to young children --- this year’s One Book, Every Young Child campaign is an excellent opportunity to highlight how reading is the foundation of a child’s education.

This is the fifth year of this important program to highlight the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. Public Libraries and collaborating agencies all support early childhood literacy efforts and emphasizing the importance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books. They are working together to develop a multi-faceted program accessible to all areas and populations of the state.

One Book, Every Young Child is made possible through a collaboration of many educational institutions throughout the Commonwealth. This program was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by Pennsylvania's Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Proposed changes in wrestling

Rod Frisco, former sports writer for the Patriot News has his own blog/website. Today he is talking about proposed changes in high school wrestling. Check it out at http://www.rodfrisco.com/

Wrightsville says no

According to this article in the York Daily Record, Wrightsville Borough Council isn't too keen on the idea of police regionalization.

Name released in township accident

West Hempfield Township have released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle accident yesterday at 5:55 a.m., on Route 441, north of Columbia.

Killed in the accident was Barry Williams, 47, of Sevcen Valleys, York County.

Township Police said the accident happened just north of Klinesville Road when a north bound vehicle struck a south bound vehicle.

The operator of the south bound vehicle, a 31-year-old woman was transported to Lancasrer General Hospital. Her name was Michelle Atkins of Maytown.

The other driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lancaster County Coroner's Office.

Route 441 was closed for four hours as members of the "Hempfield/Manor Township's" crash team investigated the accident. Police were also assisted at the scene by West Hempfield Fire and Rescue.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the police at 285-5191.