Richmond Heights Library Gets $1,000 Grant to Purchase Award-Nominated Teen Books
A $1,000 federal grant will enable the Richmond Heights Memorial Library to purchase award-nominated books for teens as part of an effort to support teen literacy, the library announced Monday in a news release.
The funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Books in print and audio formats will be purchased using two 2011-12 lists of nominees, the release states. Books nominated for the Gateway award recognize excellent writing geared toward students in high school. Books nominated for the Truman award recognize excellent writing geared toward students in middle school.
Students will later have the opportunity to vote on which books they think should win the respective awards.
“The winning titles to be purchased with this grant money will be chosen by students from favorite recommended titles and so will perfectly support the success we have been having with our teen book discussion group," library director Jeanette Piquet stated in the release. "It is great when these kinds of Federal funds are put to direct, effective use. We are grateful for receipt of this grant money."