The Coleman Public Library is very excited to announce it has been awarded a BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant by The Libri Foundation. The Foundation works with the Friends of the Library or other local organizations to raise funds to contribute as a matching fund of $200 to $350 which the Libri Foundation then matches a 2 to 1 ratio. The library can receive up to $1,050.00 worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books that will be added as a permanent addition to the library collection. Books donated through the program are used for storytelling, toddler, preschool, after-school (ACE) program, school projects and to just provide children with a "good read."
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization, established in 1989 for the sole purpose of helping rural libraries in the United States acquire new, quality, hardcover children's books. The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. In order to develop a love of reading, children must have access to books which stretch their imaginations, touch their emotions, and expand their horizons.
**NOTE** Librarian Sue Dossey would like to share some additional exciting news about The Libri Foundation BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant. March 9th, she received a letter to inform the library of a new development. Thanks to a generous, and anonymous, donation to the Libri Foundation our library is no longer required to provide matching funds. The library will receive $1,050.00 worth of books absolutely free!
Posted ~ Wednesday, March 18, 2015