Grant money given to library for summer reading program

Grant money given to library for summer reading program

DONIPHAN, MO (KAIT) - A Missouri library will get almost $8,000 in grant money to promote literacy.

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Tuesday the Doniphan-Ripley County Library was awarded a $7,493 grant to promote summer reading programs.

The money will be used for an eight-week program for people of all ages at the libraries in Doniphan and Naylor.

The secretary's literacy and educational enrichment grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Their mission is to connect people with information and create stronger libraries.

"The summer months are great for relaxing and enjoying the warm weather, but it's also a good time for kids to learn to read for their enjoyment," Kander said. "I'm proud my office is able to once again provide programs that encourage Missouri students to continue to read and explore their creativity during the summer break."

In 2016, the Missouri State Library has approved 120 grant applications giving $908,221 in awards to libraries throughout the state.

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