On June 30, the White Sulphur Springs Public Library was pleased to host Greenbrier County Humane Society director Louise Foular (pictured with children) as a guest speaker for the “Community Heroes” portion of this year’s “Every Hero Has a Story!” children’s summer reading program. Ms. Foular spoke to the children in attendance about the need to help stray animals, specifically by finding them a home, and the ways in which the Humane Society helps to meet this need in Greenbrier County. She also provided the children with lovely animal-themed trinkets to help them remember their furry friends.
In light of Ms. Foular’s visit, the White Sulphur Springs Public Library is holding a cat and dog food drive and an old towel drive, both to benefit the Greenbrier County Humane Society. Intact towels will be given to the Humane Society as is, with tattered towels being made into dog and cat toys by the children attending the “The Hero in Every One of Us” portion of the summer reading program. The library is also holding a nonperishable food drive to benefit the White Sulphur Springs Ministerial Association Community Food Pantry. Children attending the summer reading program field trip will hand deliver the nonperishable food to the food pantry, practicing one of many ways we can all be heroic. The nonperishable food drive, cat and dog food drive, and old towel drive will continue through July 27th.
The White Sulphur Springs Public Library will further celebrate heroes of all shapes and sizes with a free movie screening of Disney’s BOLT on Saturday, July 11, at 10:00 a.m. In this action-packed family adventure, the canine star of a superhero television show mistakenly believes he possesses true super powers and, after being accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York, sets out in the real world on a mission to find his owner, Penny. Accompanied by both a hamster and a cat, the loveable protagonist pooch is sure to please. So bring your little ones and enjoy a good movie and free snacks! To add extra heroism to your day, throw a can of beans, a box of cereal, or a bag of cat or dog food in the collection bins while you’re at it!
For more information concerning the “Every Hero Has a Story!” Children’s Summer Reading Program, the food and old towel drives, or the BOLT moving screening, contact the White Sulphur Springs Public Library, 203 West Main Street, 304-536-1171.