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Burnsville PL gets $3,000 literacy grant from the Dollar General Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Burnsville Public Library a $3,000 grant to support summer literacy.  This local grant is a part of the Foundation’s largest, one-day literacy donation of more than $13 million throughout the 47 states in which Dollar General operates to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

Director Beth Anderson was pleased that they were able to secure this grant award.  “The support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and our other partners will make this summer learning program very special.  Our staff has been working hard on this year’s program and feels that this will be one of our best years ever.”

The Burnsville Public Library offers many programs throughout the year, including our Hands on Reading After School Program, Teen Scene, Wiggle Worms, and our summer learning program.  We also provide adult programs and family programs throughout the year.  The library will be using funds received to purchase books, incentives, and instructional materials for this year’s programs.  We are offering programs for all ages.  Wiggle Worms (birth – PreK), Children of Knowledge (Elementary Age), Teen Scene (middle and high school), and even adults if we have an interest.

“It is a joy to celebrate this historic grant announcement during our 30th anniversary year,” shared Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “For three decades, DGLF’s investment in community programs has created meaningful access to literacy skills for adults, children and families alike and exemplified Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others.  We believe everyone deserves the opportunity and access to a quality education, and we look forward to seeing these literacy grants inspire reading and build brighter futures.”