Children’s author Louise Borden recently visited Stone County schools and the after-school program. Using books donated by Wynn and Carolyn Alexander, this project was an official Bicentennial program supported by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Mississippi Development Authority.
Wynn and Carolyn Alexander donated $500 to the Friends of Stone County Libraries to purchase books for Award Winning Louise Borden’s visit. Each classroom teacher attending the presentations and each public and school library in Stone County will receive a book. This donation will be used to help match the Bicentennial Grant received from the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Mississippi Development Authority.
(L-R): Carolyn Alexander, Tonya Bolton (representing Stone County School District), Wynn Alexander.
The Friends of Stone County Librariesis proud to sponsor “Free Little Library Houses” in our public and school libraries and features local artists. The “Seuss House” was designed and built by the Stone County Prisoners and painted by Stone County Artist Kelly Spacht. This library is located at the Stone Elementary School and offers books to children. A book exchange is recommended but not required!
On August 20, 2015, Stone County students and citizens “enjoyed the journey opening the door to literacy” with award winning Author Hester Bass and the “Secret World of Walter Anderson.” Thanks to our sponsors and partners Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP), Stone County School District, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston Campus and Fine Arts Department, Friends of Stone County Libraries, the Stone County Arts Council, and the Pine Belt Libraries.