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Area Courts Collect Book for Children

Aug 23rd, 2018

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer recently spearheaded a collection that resulted in over 500 books being distributed to area agencies for children in Summit County. Participating judges included Common Pleas Division Judges Amy Corrigall-Jones, Christine Croce and Joy Malek Oldfield and Akron Municipal Court Judge Nicole Walker. Shown at far, from left, with some of the books are Stormer and Jones standing and Oldfield seated.

Court officials said the new or gently used children’s books for ages prekindergarteners through sixth-graders were sorted and distributed to the Summit County Salvation Army for their Billy Booth Art’s and Science Factory summer program and their Learning Zone library.

“We are grateful to those who gave so we can provide greater access to learning, literacy, imagination and delight,” said Susan Poe Flowers, of the Summit County Salvation Army and co-creator of its literacy program.

Books also were distributed to ACCESS Shelter and Housing and Summit County Children’s Services.

Pictured at top is Brittanny Lee, of ACCESS Shelter, picking up books.

“More than 60 percent of children live in homes without age-appropriate books,” said Stormer. “Our hope was to take books that might be sitting on shelves and get them into the hands of those children.”

http://www.akron.com/editions/Akron-Ohio-News-2018-August-23/Area_courts_collect_books_for_children.

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