School Board recognizes Cheer for Children Free Library

May 20, 2017

The Aiken County Board of Education recently recognized Dr. Winslow Schock and his wife, Glenda Beard Schock, representatives of the Cheer for Children Free Library and the Cheer for Children Foundation, for their partnership with the Aiken County Public School District.

For their service, Pat Keating, director of Adult Education, presented the Schocks a plaque.

In the past year, Cheer for Children donated more than 7,500 books to the district.

“These new, slightly used and refurbished books have touched the lives of our youngest learners to our most seasoned learners,” according to a news release from the district.

The books have helped learners at locations throughout the district as follows:

• Aiken Regional Medical Centers partnership – Baby’s First Teacher

• Freedman Early Learning Center

• First Steps

• Head Start

• Aiken County Public Schools’ Summer Reading Program

• Aiken County Public Schools’ 4K program

• Adult Education

• Aiken County detention center.

The Cheer for Children Free Library opened in 2008. Since then, the library has donated more than 101,000 free books to more than 95,000 people.

The library’s mission, “to bring the passion of reading to learners of all ages, has had a dramatic impact to our district and to Aiken County,” according to the district.