Children’s collection purchased for Martha’s Corner


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Participating in this special project for Martha’s Corner are from left: Mary Anne Wood, youth services coordinator London Public Library; Kelly Snyder, vice president of development at Madison Health; Jim Smith, father of Dr. Martha Geib; Bryan Howard, London Public Library director; Nancy Smith, mother of Dr. Martha Geib; Marshall Geib, widower of Dr. Martha Geib; Martina Walters, president of Friends of the London Public Library; Chelsea Beathard, practice manager at Madison Health; and Ruth Gorman, outreach coordinator London Public Library.


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The Friends of the London Public Library and the London Public Library are collaborating with Madison Health in promoting early literacy, while remembering a community leader.

A permanent children’s collection has been purchased for Martha’s Corner. New books will be given to each child ages 1 through 11 at their annual wellness check-up.

This endeavor is done in memory of a local pediatrician, the late Dr. Martha Geib. Geib passed away suddenly in April 2015 and Martha’s Corner was created to honor and continue her efforts to promote early literacy. Martha’s Corner consists of a reading nook filled with books for children to take home and share with siblings and friends.

Geib was an advocate for children and education. As an active community member, she supported the library, London City Schools, and numerous groups and activities, but it was evident that her love for children and education took priority.

Participating in this special project for Martha’s Corner are from left: Mary Anne Wood, youth services coordinator London Public Library; Kelly Snyder, vice president of development at Madison Health; Jim Smith, father of Dr. Martha Geib; Bryan Howard, London Public Library director; Nancy Smith, mother of Dr. Martha Geib; Marshall Geib, widower of Dr. Martha Geib; Martina Walters, president of Friends of the London Public Library; Chelsea Beathard, practice manager at Madison Health; and Ruth Gorman, outreach coordinator London Public Library.
http://madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_FOLMarthasCornerpiccol.jpgParticipating in this special project for Martha’s Corner are from left: Mary Anne Wood, youth services coordinator London Public Library; Kelly Snyder, vice president of development at Madison Health; Jim Smith, father of Dr. Martha Geib; Bryan Howard, London Public Library director; Nancy Smith, mother of Dr. Martha Geib; Marshall Geib, widower of Dr. Martha Geib; Martina Walters, president of Friends of the London Public Library; Chelsea Beathard, practice manager at Madison Health; and Ruth Gorman, outreach coordinator London Public Library. Contributed photo | London Public Library

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