GLOVERSVILLE – In celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 19 through 25, 2014, Friends of the Gloversville Public Library presented the first baby born this week at The Birthing Center at Nathan Littauer Hospital with a basket of books and gifts.
Maya Michelle Claus was born on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6:37 a.m., making her the gift recipient. She is the daughter of Jordan and Telisa Claus of St. Johnsville. She joins a sister Ava.
Presenter Nancy Krawczeski, Vice President Friends of the Gloversville Public Library, said the organization does this annually during National Friends of Libraries Week for the first baby born at Littauer.
“We really enjoy doing this” Krawczeski said. “We hope these books will encourage a love or reading in the child and they will choose to visit our library” she added.
The gift is made available through backing provided by the groups fundraising efforts. Friends of the Gloversville Public Library Director Barbara Reppenhagen were also a presenter of the basket to the Claus family.
Jordan and Telisa Claus of St. Johnsville with their new born daughter Maya are the recipients of the Friends of the Gloversville Public Library gift basket at Littauer’s Birthing Center during National Friends of Libraries Week.