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Library awarded grant to help with summer reading program

By The Herald Staff | 6/9/2014

RICHMOND — A Franklin County library recently was awarded a grant to support summer literacy.

The Richmond Public Library was the recipient of a $500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

RICHMOND — A Franklin County library recently was awarded a grant to support summer literacy.

The Richmond Public Library was the recipient of a $500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

“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,” Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and chief executive officer, said.

The Richmond Public Library runs three Summer Reading programs each summer; one for younger children, one for teens and one for adults. The library strives to keep kids reading during the summer, by offering prizes and other events to encourage them to come into the library during the time school is not in session, according to a news release.

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