Link to Libraries, a Western Massachusetts non-profit organization whose mission is to donate new books to under served youth, recently appointed Longmeadow residents Roberta Hillenberg-Gang and Gail Baquis as project managers for programs for young children.
Hillenberg-Gang will be the project director for the Link to Libraries Welcome to Kindergarten – Holyoke Project. Children entering Holyoke kindergarten in 2011 will receive a Link to Libraries Read Together literacy book bag which contains a new bilingual counting book, book mark, and parent educational material supplied by the Irene and George Davis Foundation.
Gail Baquis will be managing the Link to Libraries Celebrity Read Aloud series. This program brings area dignitiaries and business people from all over the state to read to and engage youngsters in the joy of reading. Link to Libraries has featured noted Chief Supreme Court Justice of Massachusetts , Roderick Ireland as well as Patrick Pass, a New England Patriots alumni player as readers for this program.