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Cumberland Library Receives Grant

The Cumberland County Public Library received a $3000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase materials to support the summer reading requirements for the students of the Cumberland County Public Schools

The Cumberland County Public Library is excited to receive a $3000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. One of only three public libraries in Virginia to receive such a grant in 2012, the Cumberland County Public Library will use the funds to purchase additional copies of all available books on the Cumberland County Public Schools' summer reading lists.

Library Director Jennifer Beach stated, “In previous years, the library was unable to meet demand for the titles on the schools' lists. It was disheartening to turn so many students away when they were anxious to get reading. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant will allow us to double the number of books available this year and, hopefully, make the summer reading more enjoyable and less stressful for the students.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The litera-cy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.