Western Kansas libraries awarded Book Festival Grants

ks book festivalTOPEKA – Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback announced the winners of the 2014 Kansas Book Festival Grants during a news conference Monday at the Statehouse.

“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
Lebanon $ 1,300
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

Norton $ 800
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.