Local Book Lover Makes Donation to United Neighborhood Centers

Isabella Luciani

Scranton Prep senior, Isabella Luciani, daughter of Robert and Heather Luciani of Dunmore, has had a lifelong love of reading. Through her various volunteer efforts, she has come to realize that some children are not as fortunate to be surrounded by books like she was as a child.

As a result, she has collected over 700 new and gently used books for children of all ages and donated them to Angel’s Attic, a part of Scranton’s United Neighborhood Centers.

After completing a service project this year with Project Hope, a summer camp for children of low income families also run by UNC, Isabella chose Angel’s Attic because she was inspired by the children she met.

She also liked the fact that children can go and choose their own books.

“I believe if they are able to choose their own book they will be more likely to want to read it.” Luciani said.

United Neighborhood center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local low-income families.


Special Events at the Green Ridge Library



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The following events have been scheduled for the month of March at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, 1032 Green Ridge St., Scranton. For information, call (570) 207-0764, or visit www.lclshome.org/greenridge.

Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday Storytime featuring stories, songs, crafts and fun is held every Monday at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, with Bookworm Buddies for 6 to 8 year olds at 3:30 p.m., and Young Adult Club for ages 12-17 at 5 p.m.

Lil’ Library Learners, ages 4-5, meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Special Tuesday events in March include Dr. Seuss Pajama Story Time for all ages on March 1 at 5:30 p.m.; PAWS to Read, featuring certified therapy dogs, on March 8 at 5:45 p.m. for ages 3 and up; a St. Patrick’s Celebration for all ages to share leprechaun stories, songs and crafts on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Easter Pajama Story Time for all ages will be held on March 22 at 5:30 p.m., and Make It With Play-Doh will be held for ages 3 and up on March 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Family Place is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for children ages birth to 3 years, parents and siblings, and features free play, story time, songs and a craft, and the Tween Team for ages 9-12 is held on Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16, and 30. A Block Party featuring block play for ages 3 to 6 and their siblings will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. LEGO Club will be held on March 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Friday CRAFTernoon will be held on Fridays, March 4, 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up; Storytime will be held on Fridays, March 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, and an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages will be held on March 25 with advance registration only.

Registration is required for all library programs except Monday/Friday 11:30 a.m. Story Time and Friday CRAFTernoon.