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MIDDLETOWN — Penn State Brandywine students celebrated International Mother Language Day by leading a Saturday morning storytime for local children at Tyler Arboretum Feb. 22. The students, who are members of Brandywine’s Sustainovation and Multicultural clubs, read nature-themed books in a variety of languages. Languages represented included English, Bangla, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese. Students also had bookmarks available for kids to color, as well as blank books where they could write their own story with stickers and color stamps. In addition, Brandywine donated 75 new carpet squares made of recycled carpet fibers for Tyler to use for future programming. Started by the United Nations, International Mother Language Day is observed annually Feb. 21 to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualis... Full story

26 February