Donation Brings Children’s Books to Rochester Hills Public Library Mini-Branches

Those living in Sanctuary at Bellbrook, Avon on the Lake Senior Living, and Samaritas Affordable Living will now be able to share a variety of beloved children’s books their grandchildren and other little visitors.  

“We know the importance of reading out loud to your children but we’re just starting to realize the positive impact it has on seniors,” says Outreach and Bookmobile Services Manager Mary Davis, “Bringing books to mini-branches will give them an opportunity to bond with their loved ones.” 

This new initiative is possible by a generous donation in memoriam of the longtime Authors in April board member, Adelia “Dee” Parent. As a Media Specialist for Holy Family Regional School, Parent was an advocate for learning and literacy in children’s lives. She is remembered by her husband, son, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. She worked in education for 44 years. 

“We are honored to remember such a champion for children’s education in such an impactful way,” says Youth Services Manager Claire Lopiccolo, “We are grateful for Dee’s service and her lasting legacy.” 

The Rochester Hills Public Library hosts six mini-branches around the community with the largest located at the Older Persons Commission. Volunteers run all branches. Members of these communities are required to have a library card in order to check out materials.

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