Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Library Receives Early Literacy Grant

The Herbert Simon Family Foundation has given the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation a $1 million gift to expand its early childhood literacy initiative, reports Inside INdiana Business.

"Ready to Read" helps preschoolers develop the basic skills for learning to read. The funding will allow the library to quadruple the number of children in licensed, home-based daycare centers who receive book deliveries and listen to story time programs monthly. It will also provide more programming, child-friendly computers and increase staff training.

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