EPL receives CLiF “Rural Libraries” Grant

The Effingham Public Library is a proud recipient of The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) Rural Libraries grant for the 2020-2021 school year.

The grant provides

  • $2,000 worth of brand-new children’s books for the public library
  • $500 worth of brand-new children’s books for our local elementary school’s library
  • Two professional storytelling presentations for all the students in grades PK-6
  • Two professional storytelling presentations for local childcare/preschool programs
  • The opportunity for all PK-6 students to select two new books of their choice at the spring storytelling event
  • The opportunity for all preschoolers to select two new books of their choice at both storytelling events
  • Book bundles for your community
  • $250 to be used for new children/family programming

The grant’s goals are to update and supplement library’s collections, increase circulation and library use, strengthen the library’s connection with local schools and the community, and inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in New Hampshire and Vermont.

“Often the library needs to improve their children’s collection to better connect with their community,” says CLiF Program Director Meredith Scott.“New books and bringing storytelling events to the elementary school and preschool helps the library to strengthen those relationships.”