Rotary donates book to Orange Public Library

Published 2:45 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Special to The Leader

The Rotary Club of Orange, Texas, has donated a book to the Orange Public Library, as part of its annual donations to the Library. Rotary supports book acquisitions in honor of speakers at its meetings.

Mike White, Vice President of Orange Rotary, presented a copy of the book Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 to Brenna Manasco, Director of Library Services. Branding the American West and other Stark Museum of Art projects were the topics of a talk to the Orange Rotary. Sarah E. Boehme, curator, and Jennifer Restauri Dickinson, curator of education, presented background on the book, exhibition and educational programs. The Rotary Board of Directors voted to purchase and donate a copy of the book to the Library in thanks for their presentation.

Each year the Orange Rotary gives three hundred dollars to the Orange Public Library to purchase books in honor of the speakers who give programs at Rotary. Library staff members choose the publications. Speakers’ names are inscribed in book plates in the selected books.

Orange Rotary is part of Rotary International, which brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.  Rotary supports education for all children and literacy for children and adults.