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Library Wins Grant
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded The Colony Public Library a Summer Teen Internship Program Grant. The grant, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, provided $1,000 to hire and train two teen interns this summer.
"We are honored to have been selected as one of only forty libraries across the nation to receive this grant," said library director Joan L. Sveinsson. "We have been fortunate to have some wonderful teens volunteering for us each summer to help with our summer reading programs and we were delighted to be able to offer two of them this opportunity." According to youth services librarian Jean Snyder, the two teen interns had both volunteered at the Library for several summers and both have served on the Library's Teen Advisory Panel. The internship is allowing them to continue to help the Library while earning money for their educational expenses.
For information about the Library's programs, resources, and services, visit the Library at 6800 Main Street or the Library's website at thecolonypl.org.
About The Colony Public Library: The Colony Public Library, located at 6800 Main Street in the City Hall/Library facility, was founded in 1982 and celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year. The Library's motto is "Information, Imagination, Inspiration, Innovation". With this motto in mind, the Library is dedicated to improving its customers' quality of life by facilitating their search for informational, educational, and recreational resources and materials. Its collection consists of over 85,000 items, which include popular materials in various formats; reference materials; 24/7 electronic resources; downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and music; and research tools. The Library's 15,000 sq.ft. facility includes space devoted to quiet study, group study areas, 23 public access Internet workstations, 6 online catalog stations, wireless internet access, three early literacy workstations, and a local history collection.
About Dollar General: Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with more than 9,900 neighborhood stores in 39 states. Dollar General stores provide convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education. Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $64.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 3.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.
About YALSA: For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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