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Libraries Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Women Winning the Vote

Hurray, Sister Suffragettes!

To help 21st Century girls learn about the struggle for equality by women in the 19th and early 20th, Lackawanna County libraries are collaborating in a program called “Hurray, Suffragettes: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote.”

Every Tuesday until Election Day, a Library will present a Facebook Live reading of a children’s book that illuminates the suffrage movement, the importance of voting, and the role of women in our democracy.

The program and the books chosen for it targets girls from 6 to 12 years old.

Sept. 8: Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone and Rebecca Gibbon, read by Laura Gardoski, Abington Community Library 

Sept. 15:  Vote for Our Future by Margaret McNamara, read by Fawn Contreras, Valley Community Library

Sept. 22:  Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parrish, read by Jennifer Familetti, Dalton Community Library

Sept. 29:  Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, read by Elizabeth Tarr, North Pocono Public Library

Oct. 6:  Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty, read by Mary Graham, Library Express

Oct. 13:  Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, read by Amber Normil, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library

Oct. 20:  Bloomers by Rhoda Blumberg, read by Laureen O’Handley, Lackawanna County Children’s Library

Oct. 27:  The Night Before Election Day by Natasha Wing, read by Leigh-Ann Puchalski, Carbondale Public Library

Nov. 3:  Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockliff, read by Mary Wickizer, Taylor Community Library

All reading will be presented live at 6:30 p.m. on the Lackawanna County Library System’s Facebook page and will remain up in recorded mode for later viewing.

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