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Library to receive grant for children's books

BRANT LAKE - The Friends of Horicon Free Public Library has received word they will receive a $1,400 grant providing books for children, funded by the Libri Foundation. This is the second year the library will have received a grant.

Based in Oregon, the Libri Foundation donates new children's books to small rural public libraries throughout the U.S. Since late 1990, the foundation has donated more than $3 million worth of new children's books to more than 2,200 libraries in 48 states.

The Friends have formed a committee of librarians and reading teachers to select the books that will help to make the Horicon Library host a wider selection of up-to-date books. Some of the books will be chosen to complement the Friends' summer reading programs. There were 217 children who attended the 2010 reading series.

To receive the grant, the Friends were required to contribute $350 to the foundation. Those who would like to donate toward that sum should send a contribution to: Friends of Horicon Library, P.O. Box 121, Brant Lake, N.Y. 12815.

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