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Our Community Foundation Awards Grant for Library’s Summer Youth Reading Program

Our Community Foundation has awarded a $550 grant to support the Washington Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Youth Reading Program.

MLS, Executive Director Teresa Heidenreich says the 2023 Youth Program is for ages two through teens and encourages opportunities for early childhood literacy, social and community engagement, discovery, and a love for lifelong learning.

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Heidenreich says the library anticipates an extremely high number of participants now that every student in Washington has a library card.

She says a minimum of 500 youth are expected to sign up for the program.

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Our Community Foundation recently presented a $550 grant to Washington Carnegie Public Library for the 2023 Summer Youth Reading Program. At the presentation were (front left to right), Merle Callahan, Our Community Foundation; Gretchen Miles, Our Community Foundation; Donita Mattingly, Washington Carnegie Public Library Youth Services Manager and (back, left to right) Alex Knepp, Our Community Foundation, and Teresa Heidenreich, Washington Carnegie Public Library Executive Director.


As reported by WWBL