Over 700 children's books donated to Thorne Library/Learning Resource Center
September 21, 2015 - 6:35 PM
VERNON - Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Thorne Library has
recently received a donation of over 700 children's books from former
educator Nancy Short. The gifts are located in the Educational Resource
Center in the library are now available for use and have greatly
expanded the children's literacy collection at the library.
Before retirement Nancy
Short's career in education spanned many years and all levels of
teaching. While she began as a classroom teacher whose goal of helping
children learn to read for pleasure, she was recruited to impact
teachers so her knowledge and skills would extend to many more learners.
served as director of Curriculum and Staff Development for her district
before moving to adjunct professor assignments at both Ashland
University and the University of Dayton. As chapter president, area
field representative, committee chair, and finally as state coordinator
for the Ohio affiliate of the International Reading Association, she
gave valuable leadership to programs and projects for hundreds of
teachers across the state.
Short collected books so that she
could share them. Her home has rooms full of the books she carried to
workshops, meetings, and classrooms. Even still, in retirement, Short's
special interest is enjoying and sharing books with children, adults,
and reading professionals.
"Over many years I've collected and
shared my poetry books. For the past two years I have been considering a
new home for these volumes. I want the books to be available to current
and future teachers who will enjoy and share them enthusiastically with
children and teens. I feel MVNU's Thorne Library is the perfect home
for the poetry collection," Short said.
Library/Learning Resource Center is located at 800 Martinsburg Road in
Mount Vernon, Ohio. For more information, call 740-397-9000, ext. 4240,
or visit www.mvnu.edu/library.
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