Jessica Shirey, Reporter
CLEARFIELD – The Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library will benefit from the legacy left through the Jennifer Mae Bowers Memorial Foundation for Postpartum Disorders.
Paula Marshall, library director, was presented with a $5,000 grant on Monday from President Jeremy Condon on behalf of the foundation. She said the funding would not only better the library’s family-related resources, but also raise awareness of the foundation’s initiative.
“Jennifer highly valued education. It’s a part of our mission,” Condon said. “We wanted materials accessible for everyone. Here, those resources can be used to the fullest potential.”
Marshall said she and foundation representatives discussed the family, pregnancy and parenting collections at the library. She said through the process, she realized it was an area needing development.
With the grant, she said they’d update their literature for pregnancy and child birth to include self-help about postpartum depression. She said they were working together to select resources that will be archived in the library database…