The Gleason Memorial Library is happy to announce we have received the books from The Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project grant. The grant is a 2-to 1 matching grant with the Pilcrow Foundation and Drs. Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen of California providing $800.00 and the Friends of the Gleason Memorial Library, as our sponsor, providing $400.00 from their annual “Death by Chocolate” fundraiser. In addition, to the 70 books selected from the Pilcrow grant, we received 23 math and science books, an additional $405.97 donation, from Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman of Colorado and 6 titles, equaling a $92.74 donation, from the Maurice’s Valises series donated by Mouse Prints Press for a grand total of 99 new books to add to our collection worth $1708.34.
There are picture books, chapter books, young adult books and non-fiction books – something to suit everyone! We were especially happy to be able to select some great titles, both fiction and non-fiction that will support our June 2019 Summer Reading Program Space theme “A Universe of Stories” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.