Rotarian Helps Open New Reading Oasis at Two Arlington Schools

 

Two local schools dedicate their Reading Oasis thanks to the United Way and Rotarian Lisann Peters.

Reading Oasis 2

 

A joint effort between the United Way of Tarrant County and the family of Rotarian Lisann Peters allowed for the opening of a Reading Oasis at Adams Elementary and long-time Rotary benefactor, Webb Elementary.  A Reading Oasis is a new space in the school containing hundreds of books and a safe, enjoyable space in which to read them.  The rooms were installed by volunteers from Atmos Energy and Pier 1.

Reading Oasis 1

“Since moving to Arlington in 1978, our family has always been involved in the education of children in the Metroplex,” said Kort Peters. “The importance of reading (and education as a whole) was paramount to our home and a large focus of my mom’s volunteer efforts with PTA. It has continued to this day with her work on the Read with Rotary program for the Downtown Arlington Rotary Club and our involvement with the City of Arlington Library system as well. We focus on projects that ultimately have a chance to impact children at early ages.”

For more information on our club and its involvement with Webb Elementary, we would love to have you visit our club sometime.  We meet at First United Methodist Church in downtown Arlington every Thursday at noon.