Children Services hosts book readings

Greene County Children Services to Host Adoption-related Book Readings at Local Libraries

XENIA & BEAVERCREEK — In celebration of National Adoption Month, Greene County Children Services will present a reading of the book Welcome Home, Forever Child by Christine Mitchell at both the Xenia and Beavercreek branches of the Greene County Library.

The first reading will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Xenia Library, located at 76 E. Market St. A second reading will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Beavercreek Library, which is located at 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road.

These readings are being held during the normal Toddler Storytime hours of both libraries.

A limited number of free copies of Welcome Home, Forever Child will be raffled off at each reading. Adoption Month bookmarks, featuring a list of recommended adoption-related books, will be available for everyone to take. Following story-time, children can choose to do a coloring or pasting craft which involves a family tree.

“During Adoption Month, we want to increase awareness that adoption is simply one of many ways to build a family,” said Amy Amburn, administrator for Greene County Children Services. “Our message, and the book’s message, is that regardless of how a family comes together, it is held together forever by love.”

Greene County Children Services is a division of the Greene County Department of Job & Family Services and provides for the care, protection and placement of abused, neglected and dependent children in Greene County. The agency engages in a wide spectrum of protective activities including the assessment of thousands of child abuse and neglect reports received each year.

Story courtesy of Greene County Children Services.

Story courtesy of Greene County Children Services.