TMS Media Relations | Apr 17, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (April 17, 2014) - The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation and the Fort Worth Library celebrate the pre-renovation kickoff of two capital improvement projects in the Central Library supported by Speedway Children’s Charities and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.
Library Director Gleniece Robinson said, “We are excited for these improvements and the new reading and distance learning programs that we will be able to offer as a result. Children and families will visit the Central Library as a downtown destination.”
Speedway Children’s Charities awarded a generous grant to create Fast Track to Reading, a racing-themed area dedicated to children’s reading programs. To encourage reading and a love of learning, Speedway Children’s Charities will bring race car drivers, pit crews, mechanics and other racing personnel for family reading opportunities in the Central Library located downtown.
The Sid W. Richardson Foundation generously funded the renovation of the Discovery Theatre. The Discovery Theatre will be transformed into a vibrant space for children to learn, play, craft and interact with each other—in person and around the globe through distance learning programming..
“Funding from private donors makes these projects possible by helping to increase the margin of excellence. We are grateful to the Sid W. Richardson Foundation and Speedway Children’s Charities for their investment in children and learning,” stated Library Foundation President Leslie Oliver.
Renovation begins this summer and promises increased fun for Fort Worth’s children and families in Fall 2014.
The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation’s mission is to benefit both the Fort Worth Library and the Fort Worth community by providing resources that support building and infrastructure improvements, educational programming and collections of interest to the local community. www.fwlibraryfoundation.org
Fort Worth Library’s mission is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials, and their pursuit of learning and information. Fort Worth Library is a service of the City of Fort Worth. http://fortworthtexas.gov/Library/
The mission of Speedway Children's Charities is to care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.http://texas.speedwaycharities.org/
The Sid W. Richardson Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve the people of Texas. http://www.sidrichardson.org/
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