Awarded Children’s Literacy Foundation Grant
Literacy Foundation of New Hampshire and Vermont is pleased to award
a Rural Literacy Grant to the Gilmanton Year-Round Library for the
2017 – 2018 school year.
The CLIF’s Rural Libraries grant will
enable the GYRL to create excitement around reading, increase
circulation, and strengthen community.
With this grant, the GYRL
will receive brand new children’s books valued at $2,000.
Additionally, new books, valued at $500 will be presented to the
Gilmanton Elementary School. Also included are four storytelling
presentations at the elementary school and the GYRL, $250 to support
a special initiative at the library, and new books for all children
who attend the presentations. The grant kicks off with
storytelling and book giveaways in the fall of 2017 and concludes
with a final celebration in the spring of 2018.
librarian, Jenn MacLeod, expressed that, “This is an exciting time
for our community. The CLIF Grant will enable us to heighten the
awareness of the importance of reading, writing, and self-expression
within our library, in the schools, and within families.”
Children’s Literacy Foundation is a non-profit organization whose
mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among
low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to the age of 12
throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLIF has
contributed almost $5 million in new, high-quality children’s books.
CLIF’s Rural Libraries grants enable rural public libraries, many of
which face stagnant budgets and limited resources, to create
excitement around reading, and strengthen their relationships with