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Centralia Public Library wins state reading grant

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 9:12 pm

Will help fund summer reading pgm.

Grants and maintenance were on the table for the Centralia Public Library’s Board of Trustees the evening of December 14 during their monthly meeting.

Reading in the Centralia Public Library’s Joyce Miller Children’s Room.

At January’s end the Missouri Secretary of State’s office announced CPL was one of 49 libraries to receive a summer reading grant. The library received,  $7,403 for its “Adventure Begins @ CPL” summer reading program.

“These grants provide funding to public libraries for educational presentations, library materials and program supplies. The grant period begins February 1, and runs until August 15th of this year,” JoDonn Chaney, a spokesman for Secretary of State John  Ashcroft, said in a news release. “Libraries serve as vital resource hubs for their communities,” Ashcroft said. “These grants enhance our local libraries efforts to serve patrons of all ages through literacy programs that are both educational and engaging.”

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard