Monday, September 19, 2016

Huntington Beach Library :: Family Literacy :: Oak View Celebrates Its Own

Oak View Celebrates its Own
Open Doors: September 2016

The Oak View Family & Community Center Gymnasium was filled almost to capacity Monday evening, August 22, as the Oak View literacy participants gathered to celebrate and honor learner achievements.

Huntington Beach Library Director Stephanie Beverage, City Council member Eric Peterson and Literacy Board President Susie Hodge gave brief congratulatory speeches. Excellence Awards were presented to learners who succeeded above and beyond during the past year. Twelve learners graduated from a computer class where they had learned how to send and receive emails, shop on line and do their personal banking.  Special award certificates were presented to five learners for outstanding achievement, and two were recognized for passing the citizenship test. Tutors received pins for their years served.

Amy Crepeau, Oak View Literacy director, received a surprise thank you and congratulations from tutors, learners and literacy staff. Former library staff member Kevin Moran spoke and Rocio G, a learner in the program, presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a book in recognition of her recent attainment of her Master's Degree in Library Science. Amy was extremely moved and surprised, and we extend our congratulations for her hard work and diligence in earning her degree.

Afterwards, the amiable crowd enjoyed desserts and beverages provided by literacy volunteers and learners. The positive energy, happiness and conviviality at Oak View always creates a cheerful atmosphere. If you haven't had a chance to attend one of their enjoyable events, plan to do so in the future. You'll be glad you did and will go home humming a happy tune!

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