Gilmanton NH News

June 14, 2017


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GYRL Awarded Children’s Literacy Foundation Grant


The Children’s 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.


GYRL’s children’s 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.”


The 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 their communities.












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