Area libraries earn grants
Published on -3/21/2013, 6:57 AM
Special to The Hays Daily News
TOPEKA -- Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback announced the winners of the 2013 Kansas Book Festival Grants during a news conference Wednesday at the Statehouse.
"The Kansas Book Festival works year-round to promote literacy and encourage a lifelong love of reading," Brownback said. "These grants will help preserve and improve local and school libraries across the state."
Sixteen public and school libraries will share in receiving a portion of the $12,555 in grants, including Central Elementary Library, Goodland, $500; Grainfield City Library, $1,000; and Norcatur Public Library, $1,000.
The Kansas Book Festival Fund is a 501(c)3 organization through the Topeka Community Foundation.
The grants are funded through corporate sponsors and money raised at the annual book festival.
The 2013 Kansas Book Festival is scheduled for Sept. 7 at the Capitol in Topeka.
To learn more about the free, daylong event, visit kansasbookfestival.com.