Whiting Library Receives Children's Book Project Grant Awarded from The Pilcrow Foundation

posted Sunday, December 29, 2019

Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester, Vermont is honored to be selected as recipient of The Children's Book Project Grant awarded from The Pilcrow Foundation. The Pilcrow Foundation supports rural public libraries to enhance the lives of children. To receive this grant, we are indebted to the generosity of The Rotary Club of Chester, without which we would not have qualified. By this partnership Whiting Library and Chester Rotary are able to offer 72 new children's books. The Pilcrow Foundation also awarded an additional 23 math and science books through a donation from Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman of Colorado. In all over $1600.00 worth of new books will be added to the children's collection!

The Rotary Club of Chester, a vibrant and generous community organization, agreed to donated $400 as a pledge to the Children's Book Project Grant. Member Ed Grossman, who is also on the library trustee board, secured this pledge. The Rotary Club and Whiting Library remain committed to the children of Chester, the community, and to early literacy.

There are board books for babies, picture books and chapter books. There are bi-lingual books in Spanish/English, books about scientific discoveries, artists, athletes and pioneers in all fields. These books are fresh and inspiring and are sure to offer different perspectives. The Pilcrow Foundation Children's Book Project collection celebrates diversity of culture, and recognizes unique achievements.

Our youngest patrons will enjoy the picture books, which reflect current families and cultural sensitivity.

Our slightly older children will enjoy popular fiction, dynamic non-fiction and more titles in the evolving collection of STEAM books.

Whiting Library staff and board of trustees heartily thanks Chester Rotary and the Pilcrow Foundation, and their sponsors on behalf of the children.

Please join us for an open house unveiling of this collection on January 8th at 11 am.

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