Public library gets $500 grant

PLATTSBURGH - The Plattsburgh Public Library Children's Department has received $500 from Stewart's Foundation, to be used for children's books.

According to Susan Law Dake, president of Stewart's Foundation, the funding comes from customers of Stewart's Shops who made Holiday Match donations between Thanksgiving and Christmas to benefit local childrens' service organizations. The donations are matched by Stewart's Foundation, located in Saratoga Springs.

Through the grant, Plattsburgh Public Library will purchase new children's books in preparation for its upcoming Summer Reading Program.

Each year Stewart's Shops promotes Holiday Match donations, which amounted to $1,261,800 in 2009. Funds must be used directly for children 18 years and under in the geographic areas where their 237 shops are located in New York and Vermont.

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