“The Kansas Book Festival works year round to promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading,” First Lady Brownback said. “These grants will help libraries to purchase new technology and a wide range of reading materials for many reading levels.”
The 12 public and school libraries will share in receiving a portion of the $11,940 in grants.
|2014 Technology Grants
Lebanon Community Library
|Rawlins County Elementary Library||Atwood||$ 2,040|
|Irving Elementary Library||Winfield||$ 1,300|
|Marion City Library||Marion||$ 1,300|
| 2014 Book Grants
Norton Public Library
|Norwich School Library||Norwich||$ 1,000|
|Mound City Library||Mound City||$ 1,000|
|Eisenhower High School Library||Goddard||$ 700|
|Indian Woods Middle School Library||Overland Park||$ 750|
|Columbus Unified High School||Columbus||$ 500|
|Central Plains Elementary Library||Holyrood||$ 750|
|Alta Brown Elementary School Library||Garden City||$ 500|
Representatives from the Indian Woods Middle School Library and the Norwich School Library joined the First Lady for the announcement.
Kansas Book Festival Fund is a 501c3 organization through the Topeka Community Foundation. The grants themselves are funded through corporate sponsors and monies raised at the annual book festival.
The 2014 Kansas Book Festival will be held September 13 at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. All age groups are invited to attend the free, day-long event.