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Pilcrow Children's Book Grant Received!

Posted by GreigMemLib on July 25, 2022 at 11:40 PM

Friends of GML would like to announce that Greig Memorial Library has been awarded the Pilcrow Foundation's Children's Book Project Grant! We have received 116 new hardcover books spanning ages from pre-K to young adult. These books include 18 Health & Wellness books and 23 Math & Science books, in addition to the 75 books we ordered through the grant. Friends of GML worked with our librarian, ROWVA teachers and staff, and community members to choose our books. The grant requires a financial commitment of 1/3 of the cost of the 70+ books we ordered in order to build community investment in children's literacy and the library's future. We worked hard to weed our children's collection to make room for the new books and get them processed and into the system so they are ready to be checked out. There will be a celebration Open House event on Saturday, August 6th, during library hours, to premiere the new books. From 11 am - 1 pm on that day, Friends of GML will also be serving free root beer floats to mark the occasion. Please come out, peruse the new books, and enjoy a root beer float on us! UPDATE: Thank you to all who came out for our celebration. Peruse the complete list of new books, appearing on our Newly Acquired Books page for another month or so, and visit the library to check out your new favorites! For more information on the Pilcrow Foundation, visit And, we are posting videos of some of our new picture books, so stay tuned in and follow our YouTube channel (address listed on our Home page.) Keep Reading!

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