Category: Library News
Created: Friday, 10 July 2015 16:53
A huge thank you is due to our corporate partners! Target, Dollar General, Best Buy, Walmart, and Monsanto continue to invest in the local community through grants to our library. Over the past year, The Hayner Public Library District has received more than $7,000 in grants for early childhood reading, youth literacy, teen technology skills, and information on healthy eating for all ages. Another $6,000 has been awarded for Educational Resources in Science from the Monsanto Corporation.
Target contributed $3,000 this year to the library for our program entitled "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." This grant enabled the library to purchase more than 150 books, plus incentives and materials to encourage a love of reading early in life.
Dollar General has, for the third year in a row, given The Hayner Public Library District $500 to be used for incentives for the Summer Reading Program. The theme for the summer of 2015 is "Read to the Rhythm," emphasizing music and musical themes in books and activities.
The technology purchased with a $3,000 grant from Best Buy enabled the library to purchase a computer, a large monitor, a video Go Pro camera, and video editing equipment for the library branch located in the Riverbender Community Center. Teens will learn to add music to videos this summer, and the equipment will be available for use by teens to create and edit videos for fun or educational use during regular Hayner/ RBCC branch library hours. Future plans include some instructional sessions on how to use the equipment and software.
The local Walmart stores have contributed $750 toward the library's collection on health and food. Books will be purchased for children, parents, and adults on eating healthy and preventing health complications caused by poor dietary habits.
The forthcoming grant from Monsanto will be used to purchase new educational DVDs and science kits for use by teachers, parents, and homeschooled children. Many of these will be available in September.