Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 14, 2013

Quota offers children a story time with sign language

March 30 event

Andover youth with and without hearing issues have a chance to enjoy stories with sign language interpreters at a special event later this month.

Members of Quota International of Andover will host a Story Time event, for children ages 4-10, at the North Andover Steven’s Memorial Library on Saturday, March 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sign language interpreters will be on hand to sign a selection of children’s books along with the Quota members who will be reading a variety of story books.

“Many children are interested in learning sign language at an early age and this is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn sign language in a comfortable setting,” Quota reports. “The service mission of Quota International focuses on deaf and hard-of-hearing persons and disadvantaged women and children. Together, local clubs provide hundreds of thousands of service hours and over a million dollars each year to help people in need in their own communities and worldwide. Many clubs provide scholarships for deaf persons or for students planning careers related to speech and hearing.”

All are welcomed to attend the event and pre-registration is not required. Anyone interested in learning more about Quota International and its Andover club may stop by to pick up information and meet some of the members at the story time.

For more information on Quota service, visit To learn more about Quota International of Andover, contact Elke Kappeler, membership chairwoman, at

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