11 - 11 - 2013 Local United Way to partner with Mifflin Co. Libraries
Of the many local programs that are funded by the United Way, the Mifflin County Library shines as an agency that is committed to educating the next generation. Susan Miriello, Youth Services Librarian, creates a fun and welcoming environment for children to come and learn. The United Way helps to fund Story Time for three different age groups, which range from infancy to kindergarten. The Childrenâs Department will also be offering a new program for preschool teachers in the coming months. This program is in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS), which is offers professional development and technical assistance to early childhood and school-age specialists in Pennsylvania. The United Way is aiding in the introduction of this program which will raise the overall quality of life in the region. Currently the Mifflin-Juniata United Way has reached only 15%, or $89,897 of its $600,000 goal since the campaign began on Sept. 18. It will run through March 15, 2014. Contact locally to give to the United Way at their offices at 13 E 3rd St. Lewistown, on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/mjunitedway" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, online at <a href="http://www.mjunitedway.org" target="_blank">http://www.mjunitedway.org</a>, or by calling 717 248-9636.