(Below, center: Ryan Fennell, Kingwood Branch Librarian, and Kingwood Rotary Club President Charlie Buscemi, with members of the Kingwood Rotary Club.
Due to the extreme flooding of Hurricane Harvey, the Kingwood Branch Library was flooded with 3 ½ feet of water.  All books, furniture, and technology on the first floor were all destroyed, including the section of the library used for children’s activities and the Children’s Workroom.
CLICK HERE to read an article in The Tribune about this project.
Kingwood Rotary invited Branch Manager, Ryan Fennell, to speak at the club and let us know what our club could do to help.  Knowing the important role the our library plays in the children and families in our community, we knew we had to do something.  Kingwood Rotary Club applied for a Rotary Foundation "Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund/Donor Advised Fund" Grant specifically for the Children's Section of our library, and we were recently told the grant was approved!  Kingwood Rotary will contribute a total of $26,580.00 so items in the Children's Section can be replaced.  Special thanks to The Rotary Foundation!
Rotary District 6200 in Louisiana heard that we needed an additional $5,889 to help us reach our goal of $32,468 to purchase all of the computers and equipment on the library's "Wish List", and we are so thankful to add them as partners with us on this service project to help our local children.  Also, special thanks to Kathaleen Wall for her personal financial support and also for helping Kingwood Rotary organize a Lee Greenwood Concert where we raised funds for this project, plus toys for local children.