ACCOMAC, Va. – The Northampton County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution has donated to Northampton Free Library in Nassawadox for the purchase of children’s books highlighting accomplished women, particularly in careers of science and math.  The selections support the Eastern Shore Public Library’s Youth Services STREAM education programs that encourage children to read and study topics in science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math.  Nine newly published books include the titles “Margaret and the Moon” and “Grace Hopper:  Queen of Computer Code.”

Just in time for the library’s Summer Reading Program, these books can be checked out at any of the four Eastern Shore of Virginia public libraries in Accomac, Cape Charles, Chincoteague and Nassawadox by placing them on hold.  For a full list of these recent purchases or to learn more about the Summer Reading Program, email youthservices@espl.org.

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. To learn more about the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit their website www.dar.org

Pictured:  Janice Felker, ESPL Youth Services Librarian, (left) shows Northampton County Chapter DAR Past-Regent Theresa Wiser (right) the books purchased with the Chapter’s donation.

 

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