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Molly Carroll Newton - Phoenixville, PA

Submitted by Emily Black - Philadelphia, PA

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Molly Carroll Newton inspires teens to explore science at their local library!

I am proud to honor Molly for International Women's Day. Molly Carroll Newton is the Coordinator of Young Adult Services and Community Relations for Radnor Memorial Library in Wayne, PA.  Molly is a librarian with a trick up her sleeve - her undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science. With her unique background, many of her programs encourage young people - especially girls - to explore science. She recently ran a program to help teens and preteens learn about physics by building their own catapults in the library!

In addition to her science programs, Molly runs activities related to popular young adult books, crafts,and other topics. She was featured in the local newspaper last year for her duct tape craft workshops. Molly's job is challenging and requires plenty of research, dedication, creative energy, and lots and lots of patience – and she is doing important work to inspire kids to explore STEM. We in the Philadelphia Action Corps honor her for our celebration of International Women's Day because she is an excellent example of female leadership and progress for her community!

This story was submitted as part of Oxam America's International Women's Day initiative to honor women working to right the wrongs of poverty and hunger. Honorees are selected independently by Oxfam supporters. Selection does not imply endorsement or other support from Oxfam America.

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