This month’s partner spotlight shines on the Clara B. Mounce Public Library, which has supported BIIN since 2013, when the library partnered with us to recruit volunteers for our first citizenship classes and we helped get volunteer teachers for their ESL classes.
This summer the library is sponsoring a reading club to encourage kids to keep up their skills while school is out. They offer a Lego Club on Tuesday afternoons, story times for babies, toddlers, and pre-Ks on Thursdays, and various special events listed on the library’s calendar.
Bobbee Pennington, the library’s partner representative to BIIN, is a well-known figure in the community. As well as serving as a librarian with family literacy services in the Bryan-College Station Library System, she is an actor, storyteller, and community supporter. She has written grants to provide materials for English as a Second Language in several different venues, and is an invaluable spokesperson for the immigrant community’s language and work skill needs.
No sooner did BIIN send information about our recent vigil for immigrant families, than Bobbee had posted fliers for it at the library, helping to publicize and promote our efforts. She is always ready to go the extra distance to share information about BIIN and to support families in the local immigrant community.
Bobbee has told us that the library is currently looking for a new space to host their ESL classes in the fall, since the Bryan Adult Learning Center is closing. Mounce Library will offer Multilingual Multicultural Family Fun events this fall, beginning September 16, and continuing on the third Sunday of each month at 3:30.
 
Thanks, and a tip of the BIIN hat for all they do, to Bobbee Pennington and the Mounce Library.

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