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.