$1,000 grant given to Putnam County library

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From left to right:  SRCCF Board Member – Pierre Alexander; Cheryl Young and Matt Miller of the Putnam County Public Library; and Reed Wilson, Chairman of the SRCCF Board of Directors

The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of a grant to the Putnam County Public Library to support the “Audio Storytelling for Kids” program. This grant will enable the library to provide children with access to audiobooks in various formats, significantly enhancing their reading experience and educational development.

The “Audio Storytelling for Kids” program is designed to improve vocabulary, word recognition, and overall reading accessibility for children who struggle with traditional reading. By offering audiobooks, the library aims to strengthen children’s imaginations and provide them with diverse options for engaging with books. This initiative will benefit approximately 1,082 children in the Putnam County area, ensuring efficient and effective access to both educational and recreational materials through advanced technologies and varied formats.

The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of a grant to the Putnam County Public Library to support the “Audio Storytelling for Kids” program. This grant will enable the library to provide children with access to audiobooks in various formats, significantly enhancing their reading experience and educational development.

The “Audio Storytelling for Kids” program is designed to improve vocabulary, word recognition, and overall reading accessibility for children who struggle with traditional reading. By offering audiobooks, the library aims to strengthen children’s imaginations and provide them with diverse options for engaging with books. This initiative will benefit approximately 1,082 children in the Putnam County area, ensuring efficient and effective access to both educational and recreational materials through advanced technologies and varied formats.

For additional information, please contact Sally M Van Cura, Donor Engagement and Community Outreach – sally@srccf.org, 630-502-9400-cell

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