Literacy coalition thanks library board for help

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition and Huntington City-Township Library Board show the plaque the group presented to the board at its December board meeting. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Jamie Foday, Jessica Mankey, John Branham and Daryl Shrock; and (back row from left) Mary Lou Snyder, Peggy Caley, James Miller, Anne McClellan and Jane Hohe.
The Huntington County Literacy Coalition and Huntington City-Township Library Board show the plaque the group presented to the board at its December board meeting. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Jamie Foday, Jessica Mankey, John Branham and Daryl Shrock; and (back row from left) Mary Lou Snyder, Peggy Caley, James Miller, Anne McClellan and Jane Hohe. Photo provided.

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition president, Jane Hohe, and secretary, Mary Lou Snyder, presented an appreciation plaque to the Huntington City-Township Public Library board at its December board meeting.  

“The library provides office facilities and individual tutoring rooms and without that help we wouldn’t have funds to cover the costs of a building,” Hohe says.

Through United Way funding and volunteers, the Literacy Coalition celebrated 30 years of free tutoring services in 2017. The tutors meet with students in the tutoring rooms and help students to improve their reading, comprehension, grammar, math or English as a second language skills. Through November, the tutors volunteered approximately 1,554 hours.

“It’s a team effort that remains strong and we are grateful to the community that we serve,” says Dawn Schmidt, executive director of the Literacy Coalition.