The Dunkirk Free Library received a $1,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase children's phonics books and software in English, Spanish, and bilingual.
"We are thrilled to receive this grant because it enables our library to purchase materials that fill a need for our library patrons that we could not otherwise afford to purchase," Pam Czarniak, Coordinator of Children's Services, said.
The Dunkirk Free Library's summer program for children will have over seventy story times, craft classes, educational entertainers, and more this summer. The program runs from July 2 to Aug. 11. This year's theme is "Dream Big, Read!" Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy 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.
The mission of the Dunkirk Free Library is to advance the quality of life in the community of Dunkirk 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.