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District 88 Transition Program students honored by Addison library

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:54 p.m. CDT

ADDISON — Students in the District 88 Transition Program were honored by the Addison Public Library on April 17 and recognized for their service and dedication to the library.

The transition program is available to students between the ages of 19 and 21, and focuses on helping them develop life skills, secure community employment and transition into adult life after District 88.

At the Addison library, many of the transition students work to check in books, sort and label DVDs, refile DVDs and games and complete other jobs.

Each year, the library honors one of its departments to be recognized for service and accomplishment. This year, a staff member at the library noticed the hard work of the transition students and nominated them for the award.

The District 88 Transition Program also operates the Perks & Possibilities Cafe in the library. This coffee shop provides drinks and snacks to library visitors and operates from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

To learn more about the transition program, contact Christine DiRienzo, District 88 vocational coordinator, by calling 630-530-3248 or emailing

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