A new library now sits on Marywood University’s campus, committed to a longtime literacy advocate.
DUNMORE, Pa. — In Lackawanna County, a new library now sits on Marywood University’s campus, committed to a longtime literacy advocate.
The no cost little library is in honor of Jane Helman, a lady who experienced a massive result on so lots of.
“She was just passionate about literacy and in particular about instructing children to examine, but also about planning teachers, and I just believe this is the perfect way to honor her memory,” explained Tammy Brown of the Keystone State Literacy Affiliation.
Helman was a instructor and coach in the Tunkhannock Location University District. She taught at Marywood University and was president of the nearby chapter, and then statewide head of the Keystone State Literacy Affiliation.
She died quickly of a coronary heart assault at 67 a couple of a long time back.
“She was tons of exciting she generally built almost everything an journey. She and I taught jointly, so we genuinely acquired to know every single other extremely properly,” explained mate Hollie D’Agata.
Jane cherished and collected lighthouses, and so there is 1 painted on her cost-free library by her close friend, Cindy Reynolds.
“I’m thrilled with the outcomes that I’m so happy to be able to have had that honor to do it in Jane’s memory,” explained Reynolds.
The undergraduate Reading Club at Marywood University will be making guaranteed Jane’s library is nicely-stocked with guides.
“I was normally blessed with guides coming my way all the time, but I know not every person is fortunate adequate to have that, so getting capable to supply this variety of company to the Scranton region is astounding, and I’m glad our club can be a component of it,” reported member Taylor Yacuboski of Marywood University.
Those people who knew her ideal say Jane’s motto was “Read and Glow,” which is what the very little library is all about.
“I consider she desired that entire philosophy about literacy to be what her lifetime was about a beacon of light-weight to young people who had the full world opened up to them if they could abide by the gentle of literacy. So I think it’s just best,” stated Marywood University President Sister Mary Persico.