City library receives grant for children’s program

The Dunkirk Public Library is the recipient of a $1,000 grant to support children’s literacy.

“Our summer program, ‘Libraries Rock’ will benefit greatly from this grant, allowing us to purchase books for early readers, award winning books, and book prizes for our summer readers that complete their reading contracts,” said Pamela Czarniak, coordinator of Children’s Services.

The grant comes from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

The mission of the Dunkirk Public Library is to advance the quality of life in the community by providing unrestricted access to information and by offering materials geared to user wants and needs. The library assists users of all ages in the pursuit of knowledge and provides collections, services, and programs that support the development of an individual’s full potential. The collection available to users offers timely and useful recorded knowledge having literary, artistic, social, political, historical, philosophical, and scientific value.