The "Slumber Party" Library Grant
The “Slumber Party” Grant was established in 2020 in memory of Dottie Bowers and in honor of Rhoda Rosen. Friends and family of these wonderful ladies raised over $1,000 for preschool through early elementary library programming.
Rhoda is a former library staff member of Big Creek Elementary, longtime host of the BCSD Community of Learning, and even occasional host of the Foundation’s Annual Auction. She was Dottie's best friend and together they were quite the team! Dottie ran the Fairwood Elementary library for many years. After retirement, Dottie worked for a bookstore where she dressed in costume, had a "magic bag" of books to read to customers, and was known as The Book Lady. Both Dottie and Rhoda have been inducted into Berea City School District's Alumni Hall of Fame.
AREAS of ELIGIBILITY:
BCSD preschool and elementary library staff members are eligible to receive funding from this grant, which places special emphasis on story time and library theater.