DAR donates books to school libraries

PARKERSBURG – The Blennerhassett Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is donating books to libraries in Wood County Schools.

The group met April 13 at the Blennerhassett Museum and discussed the book donation to 19 school libraries at Blennerhassett, Criss, Emerson, Fairplains, Franklin, Gihon, Greenmont, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lubeck, Madison, Martin, McKinley, Mineral Wells, Neale, Vienna, Waverly, Williamstown, Worthington and Parkersburg Catholic.

Titles in the six-book set are “Who Was Queen Elizabeth?,” “Who Was Amelia Earhart?,” “Who Was Anne Frank?, “Who Was Rosa Parks?,” “Who Was Annie Oakley?” and “Who Was Helen Keller?”

The DAR, in recognizing the importance of libraries in education, has a Literacy Promotion Committee and a DAR Women’s Issues Committee.

The Blennerhassett Chapter believed it could support women’s issues by donating books on six important American women to all elementary libraries.

In other business, Christine Brookover, regent elect, presented a book review on “Founding Fathers Gardens”.

Under new business, the group prepared to plant a tree at 2:15 p.m. Mother’s Day, May 12, on Blennerhassett Island. Also under conservation, the chapter will plant a dogwood tree in honor of Margaret Blennerhassett to help replace one of the many lost last year.

The chapter provides genealogy assistance in the Genealogy Room at the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library from 1-4 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of the month. May 1 is the next scheduled day for genealogy assistance.