Thursday, July 30, 2015

Library Acquires Children’s Books Through Grant

The Winston County Library is the proud recipient of seventy-five
new children’s books, acquired through a Libri Foundation grant. The Libri Foundation, based in Eugene, OR, was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of helping rural libraries acquire new, quality hardcover children’s books they could not otherwise afford to buy. 

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 that stretch their imaginations, touch their emotions, and expand their horizons.

For many children in rural areas, the local public library is often their primary source of reading material. Beth Edwards, Winston County Librarian, selected seventy-five titles for her library’s collection. “These books have been highly praised by librarians nation-wide for their quality and variety of fiction and non-fiction. Each book is highly recommended by recognized authorities in the library and education fields, and we are so fortunate to have received this grant. The children of Winston County are the real beneficiaries of this grant,” states Mrs. Edwards.

Mrs. Edwards encourages children and their parents, teachers, and anyone else in the community to come and view the new books, which are on display in the children’s room of the library.