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Virginia Memorial Library Receives Summer Reading Grant

 

 

VIRGINIA MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES $ 600.00 GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT SUMMER LITERACY

Virginia, IL –June 13, 2014 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Virginia Memorial Public Library a $600.00 grant to support summer literacy.

“We are thrilled! This grant gives us the opportunity to deliver a stellar summer reading program and we are excited to put these funds to good use”, reports Trisha Scott, director of the Virginia library.

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO.“It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

The 8-week PAWS to Read summer reading program is geared towards children ages 1-12. Each 1.5 hour program will feature a themed story, craft, treat, and game. The goal is to bring books alive for children and promote reading throughout the summer months.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

 

Dog Days of Summer

Summer Reading starts next week and we are all gearing up for a great time! I wanted to send a special thank you out to the following businesses who have made this program possible! We are a lucky community to have so many support and encourage reading!

Moreland and Devitt
BPS Fuels
Cass Communications
Welch Attorney at Law
Reynolds and Sons
Little Man Heating and A/C
Petefish, Skiles, & Co.
Cargill Meat Solutions
Dollar General Foundation

Thank you Virginia and the surrounding areas for your generous donations!dog days

Summer Reading is Coming!

The library will be hosting an 8 week summer reading program called PAWS to Read. The program will feature animal themes with tons of crafts, games, treats, and prizes.
Pre-register the week of June 10th!
The first program will be held on Wednesday, June 18th from 2:00 to 3:30paws

World Book Night – Wednesday, April 23rd

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World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph until they too have discovered the power of reading and the opportunities in life that reading can open the door to.

Come out and see us at the library on April 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 to pick up your free book. Bring along a non-reader and introduce them to all the magic that can be found through reading.

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In addition to World Book Night, the Virginia Memorial Library is giving away free Advanced Reader children, juvenile, and adult books.

Refreshments will be served.

One book per person.