Hughesville Public Library receives grant for the Wee Move! program

HUGHESVILLE — The Hughesville Area Public Library recently announced it received a $2,500 grant from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, according to a news release.

The funding is from the Pearls with a Passion Fund, a women’s giving society established in 2013 to bring together women from a variety of backgrounds with the common goal of creating powerful communities through passionate giving.

“Wee Move!” is a program that encourages children ages 1- to 5- years-old to be physically active through play, also while promoting literacy.

These funds will support the “Wee Move!” childrens program at the library.

The grant provides the money to buy the equipment for the program.

There will be an indoor basketball hoop at toddler height, activity mats, a hopscotch carpet, play tunnels, a soft and safe balance beam and more for the children to develop their gross motor skills.

“Wee Move!” started in January.

Each program starts with a story about dancing, hopping, running or some type of movement followed by physical activities designed to get the children up and moving around the library.

This program addresses the childhood obesity epidemic, the need for literacy and also the importance of getting children away from sitting at the computer or television screen.

It also promotes learning through movement.

The Hughesville Area Public Library aims to connect people with information to encourage a lifetime of learning.