Children’s Literacy Foundation Grant

The library is pleased to annouce the award of a Rural Public Library Grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation of Waterbury Center, VT.  CLiF is a nonprofit organization serving children in rural areas, and children at high risk of growing up with low literacy skills.  Each year, CliF sponsors 24 libraries across New Hampshire and Vermont.   This will be HPL’s third sponsorship since the organization was founded in 1998.

As part of this grant, approximately $2,000 in new books will be added to the children’s collection at the library.  As well, Duncan McDougall, CLiF’s Executive Director, will speak with the children of Hill about the joys of reading and writing, perform inspiring storytelling, and read aloud from some of the library’s newly delivered books.  The presentation will take place in November at Jennie D. Blake School.

In addition to the presentation at the school and new books for the library, CLiF has added a new component to the Rural Library Sponsorship.  The organization has asked that we nominate a local childcare center to receive new books and storytelling for its children.  The Tiny Twisters Center in Franklin will be receiving 15 new books for the center, a special storytelling presentation, and all of the kids will be provided with a new book to take home.

CLif is a wonderful organization, and the kids of Hill are truly deserving of this sponsorship!  Their enthusiasm for the library makes it a pleasure to be able to provide them with fresh reading material.