At the July 24th meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Dade City Angelo Liranzo, Regional Branch Manager for Hugh Embry & New River Libraries, did a presentation on how the Kiwanis $500 donation to the library’s music program was utilized. Liranzo displayed several instruments, played a video of children in the classroom playing the instruments and spoke about the impact of music on developing brains. When playing music, children’s brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn’t otherwise hear. This helps them develop “neurophysiological distinction” between certain sounds that can aid in literacy, which can translate into improved academic results for kids. For more information regarding the musical programs call Liranzo at 352-567-3576.
(Pictured L-R) Kiwanis members Joe Hill, Joe Kinnard, and Laurel Weightman with library regional manager Angelo Liranzo