Worcester Library Names Children’s Room in Honor of Arthur and Martha Pappas

by | Sep 14, 2020

The Worcester Public Library will be naming its newly renovated children’s room, the Arthur M. and Martha R. Pappas Children’s Center.

“Drs. Arthur and Martha Pappas have been leaders in the Worcester community for more than half a century,” said Timothy Loew, President of the Worcester Public Library Foundation and member of the Foundation’s Capital Campaign Committee. “They have always been kind, thoughtful and committed to causes that make our lives better, and their focus on children is so inspiring. We could not be happier or more proud to name the new children’s center in their honor.”

The “Writing the Next Chapter” campaign has a goal of raising $4.1 million to support the $12.7 million renovation project. To date, $3.9 million has been raised. Information about the campaign and the renovations can be found at www.wplfoundation.org.

On behalf of the Arthur M. and Martha R. Pappas Foundation, Martha R. Pappas will be receiving the 2020 Dr. Richard E. Greene Founders Award in recognition of her inspirational support of the Library’s Children’s Center renovation. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has contributed notably to furthering the mission of the Worcester Public Library Foundation.

The award will be announced at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting being held via Zoom on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 6 to 7 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the Worcester Public Library and its Foundation is welcome. Please contact execdir@wplfoundation.org or call (508)799-1656 for more information.