Summarized by Vickie Speek
North Side Mormon youths have a story to tell
San Antonio TX Express News 15Oct99 D1
By Susie P. Gonzalez: Express-News Staff Writer
A service project begun by three LDS high school seniors is turning into a
Saturday morning literary treat for children. The students, who attend
Churchill High School and Reagan High School, have put aside their school
rivalries to bring life to the Children's Reading Room at the Reagan library
jointly operated by the city and North East School District.
As part of their faith, Elise Cannon, Joshua Brown, and Laura Oliveros will
perform a minimum of two service projects that total 20 hours or more. The
trio was successful in pulling together a group of teens who attend
Churchill and the LDS church to help develop the children's programs. "I
wanted this to be a place where kids can feel safe and look at books in their
own world," Elise Cannon said.
The room will be home to a weekly children's story hour, and will offer
programs for children under 18 months, preschoolers, and older children. In
early November the programs will expand to include puppet shows and possibly
children's songs. Women from the Stone Oak Ward did most of the painting and
decorating for the special reading room.