Literacy Connections is building a better world

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Tea party in the library

CARMEL – The world may be in a state of flux with unrest, violence, disdain and uncertainty a daily occurrence, yet in Putnam County, the Reed Memorial Library’s Literacy Connections Program is building a better world.
On Sunday, some 100 men, women and children of all ages representing a variety of nationalities, cultures and religions gathered at the historic Carmel site for a Fiesta Tea that included music, snacks, stories, a piñata in addition to a variety of beverages.
The tea culminated a summer series of programs organized by Norma Pereira of Carmel that dealt with everything from learning about local history, to creating clay pots, music around the world and discovering the origin and creating individual worry dolls.
Reed Library Director Jeanne Buck was in awe Sunday with the tremendous response from the community as well as its diversity. “This has been a positively marvelous program. A tribute to Norma for organizing this universal experience right here in our home town. I am overjoyed that residents originating from Eastern Europe, Asia, South and Central America have become familiar with our library.”