Press Event: Literacy Lovers
Thursday, January 18, 2018; 11 am
 The Atrium at HRHCare Community Health 
 1037 Main Street, Peekskill
The new year kicked off with a new literacy initiative in Peekskill, the "Golden Bookshelves”.
The Peekskill Rotary Club launched a new program to increase literacy skills in Peekskill among pre-school and school age children with the help from members of the Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hudson River Health Care, Barnes & Noble bookstores, Westchester Jewish Community Services and the community-based program Peekskill Basics.
This is a demonstration of what can happen when business and nonprofit groups across a community come together to achieve a common goal.
Community partners were at the official launch to explain the program and describe its success in just the first three weeks.  One of the "golden bookshelves" was on display.
Peekskill’s Mayor Andre Rainey, Deputy Mayor Kathie Talbot, Mary Keenan Foster, Acting Superintendent of the Peekskill Schools and the Rev. Jeannette J. Phillips, founding partner of the HRH Care Community Health Center for which it was renamed in her honor, will be present and will share comments.
In addition, Bridget Holloman, Coordinator for Peekskill Basics and Kindergarten/First Grade Teacher in the Peekskill School District and Stacy Rivera, Community Business Coordinator for Barnes and Noble will also share a few words about the partnership.