Quarryville Library receives grant to support summer literacy

The Quarryville Library is pleased to announce that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Library a $2,212.00 grant to support summer literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

The Dollar General Grant will support the Summer STEM Super Readers Club for early readers mainly between the ages of 5 and 9.  The STEM Super Readers Club will meet at the Library and also at SECA’s summer camp on selected weeks.  The grant allows the Library to purchase non-fiction titles from National Geographic’s Super Reader collection and a number of hands on kits for learning about the book’s theme.  Four of the books will be paired with fiction titles and activities that will be used during the STEM Super Reader Club to help children get excited about informational text and to learn a little more about how they are organized.  The four books chosen for the club read-alouds will be available for the children to keep and share with family members.  To find out how to sign up for the club, please call the Library at 786-1336.

“Dollar General is excited to provide the organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for nearly 25 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,429 stores in 44 states as of March 3, 2017, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

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