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The latest news from the Noyes Children's Library Foundation | September / October 2016
Calling All Train Lovers!  
The Kensington Train Show is Pulling Into Town Hall!
September 10 and 11, 11a.m. - 5 p.m.
Click HERE for details

Remembering Jan Jablonski,
A Tireless Supporter of Noyes

Jan Jablonski, one of the founders of the Noyes Children's Library Foundation and its Co-President since 2010, passed away in July.  Jablonski was known for her love of children and of children's literature, her passionate advocacy for people with differences, and the amazing determination with which she pursued causes that she believed in.  While she battled the devastating symptoms of ALS, she led the Foundation in its efforts to make the Library she loved accessible, inclusive and welcoming. Read more about Jablonski's life and legacy below.
Photo of Jan Jablonski with Senator Richard Madaleno, County Executive Ike Leggett, and Delegate Al Carr outside Noyes Library in 2010.

Honor Jan Jablonski by Supporting the Campaign to Renovate the Library in Her Name
County Creates
The Jan Jablonski Early Literacy Training Center at Noyes

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Director of Libraries Parker Hamilton announced in August that Noyes Children's Library will now house the Jan Jablonski Early Literacy Training Center.  The Center honors Jablonski's service to Noyes and commitment to early literacy and will enable MCPL to concentrate its early literacy initiatives in a unique and child-centered environment. Look for updates on the Center and the upcoming launch event!
Major Gift Spurs Make MORE Noyes Campaign

Friends of Jan and Dan Jablonski have made a major donation to the Foundation's Make MORE Noyes Campaign in Jan's memory. "This exciting donation comes at a perfect time, as the Foundation and MCPL work toward a shared vision in the Jan Jablonski Early Literacy Training Center," said the Foundation's Sheila Dinn. "The Center needs space to do MORE for early literacy, so this donation is an important step in funding the Make MORE Noyes Renovation."  Read more about the Make MORE Noyes Campaign here.
Bethesda Beat Article

Tributes to Jablonski

The Bethesda Beat and the Montgomery Sentinel looked back at Jan Jablonski's life and accomplishments, including all that she did for Noyes Library.

* The Bethesda Beat article
* The Montgomery Sentinel article

 Beloved Books

Jan Jablonski, who raised two sons and taught at Outdoor Nursery School in Chevy Chase, read and shared many children's books with kids over the years. We asked her family for a list of her favorites.  Read about their memories here.

Meet the New Owl at Noyes!

Kensington Girl Scout Troop 5709 worked hard this year and found several ways to support Noyes Children's Library, including commissioning this carved owl from local artist Jason Swain. It's now installed outside the library and is named Crosby. Check it out! And thank you, Troop 5709!
Noyes Train Show

Kensington Train Show

The fabulous annual train show, which benefits the Noyes Foundation and the Kensington Historical Society, is back this year on Sept. 10-11, 11am-5pm at Kensington Town Hall. 
* Music by The Dixieland Express, Matthew Dodd and GIGS of Kensington
* Admission: $5 for adults, $ per child or $10 per family

Author Spotlight: Priscilla Cummings

Annapolis author Priscilla Cummings has written several books, including Beddy Bye in the Bay and Chadwick the Crab. Read more about Cummings and find her books at Noyes and other libraries.

The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation launched the Make MORE Noyes Campaign to fund a major renovation of the 123-year-old library, making it accessible to those with physical disabilities for the first time in history.
Click here to Donate!
The foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit that works to support Noyes, is always appreciative of our volunteers' many contributions. Contact us to see how you can get involved!

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