By Paul Schmitt
Algoma Public Library will be teaming up with the Pathfinder Academy this school year to start a new discussion program for underserved teens. Being one of only 100 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, the Algoma Public Library received a competitive grant from the American Library Association with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Youth Adult Librarian Sammy Jackson says she is looking forward to working with the students this year.
Jackson will be teaming with Otho Ball, the instructor at Pathfinder Academy. Teens will read and discuss stories that explore the concept of empathy and what it means to be a hero, according to Jackson.
(photo submitted, Sammy Jackson and Otho Ball)