--- Issued March 16, 2015

One of the best things about St. Patrick's Day is the anticipation of it, and about 14 young preschoolers,  residents of the Erie Housing Authority's John E. Horan Garden Apartments got a good dose of that recently at the Early Connections Childcare Center at the the Garden Apartments.

Lori Metalonis, the Erie County Library's outreach worker fort the childcare center, taught the children about the connection between the color green and  St. Patrick's Day.

The childcare center is provided for  children (age six weeks to five tears)  of HACE residents who are working or attending school.

Metalonis visits the center at least two times a month to provide reading and educational programs.

She also works with HACE Headstart and the YMCA Kids Club.