Sharon Greening Children’s Program Room
In 2018, the Crown Point Community Library received a generous donation from the Birdzell Family in memory of local educator, Sharon Greening. Sharon was a beloved mother, spouse, grandmother, educator, and friend. As an avid, respected teacher and lover of all kids and animals, Sharon inspired countless students to achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles in their young lives, and attain a lifelong love for books and reading. The memorial gift will be used to perpetuate Sharon’s devotion and dedication to early reading programs for all children and continue to impact the lives of the children of the community.
The Library had been carefully planning how to utilize the donation to foster early literacy development in both the Crown Point and Winfield communities.
- The Children’s Program was renamed to the “Sharon Greening Children’s Program Room”
- A portion of the donation was used to purchase:
- Educational materials to support sensory programming for all children, but especially for children with special needs
- A new imaginative play area was created at the Crown Point location’s Children’s Library
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the Library dedicated the Sharon Greening Children’s Program Room.
On January 24, 2020, the Library introduced a new imaginative play area in the Children’s Library located at the Crown Point location.