Mrs. K honored as Exchange Club Unsung Hero
The award was presented by Galen Busse, Exchange Club Director of Community Services.
“Mrs. K created Launa’s Little Library which teaches young children the importance and enjoyment of reading,” says Busse.
“Mrs. K recently celebrated eight years of encoring literacy, and we are honored to present Mrs. Kliever the Unsung Hero Award.”
Mrs. K decided to open a children’s lending library after her daughter Launa ended her teaching career, leaving Kliever with lots of great children’s books that had been purchased for Launa's 3rd grade classroom.
Launa’s Little Library is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and only closes a few weeks during the year.
Mrs. K’s Library has grown to encompass the entire second floor of her home on Spring Branch Drive in White Rock Valley.
Each summer Mrs. K creates a special theme for her summer book club.
Children who read or listen to 20 different books, earn prizes that compliment the summer program's theme each year.
The 2009 summer theme was entitled “Castles in the Sky," offering each participating reader the chance to join the Royal Court and be crowned or knighted by Mrs. K after completing their reading.
This summer’s reading program set a new record with 320 children participating.
Mrs. Arthiss Kliever and Launa’s Little Library received a check for $1,000 from the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands for her continuing efforts to improve the lives of children.
Young readers can visit Launa's Little Library at 9549 Spring Branch Drive.
Parents can get more details online at http://www.launaslittlelibrary.com.