Lutheran Church, the Friends of the Kent County Public Library
and Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital work together encouraging
young families to read. The church's Aid Association for Lutherans-Branch
#4643, makes cloth tote bags that the Friends fill with books
and reading materials designed to help parents foster a love
of reading in their children and to use the library's many services.
Included in the bag are baby's first book and a suggested reading
list. These gifts have been given to babies born at Kent &
Queen Anne's Hospital for the past five years. Pictured are
Brandy Pinder of Chestertown and her two-day old daughter, Logan,
receiving a gift of reading materials from Leah Schlenker (left),
chairperson of the church project and Meg Gulbrandsen (right),
representing the Friends of the Kent County Public Library.
Last year, 218 babies born at the local hospital took home a