Friday, April 16, 2010

Award from NEH and ALA


We are pleased to announce that our libraries have both been awarded book collections from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. The books have a common theme of "A More Perfect Union" and include works in English and Spanish, for children and adults. Congratulations to our Children's Librarian Alison Donnelly and Fairmont City Librarian Katie Heaton for their work on the grant application.

Featured items for children include:
Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
When Marian Sings by Pam Munoz Ryan
A More Perfect Union by Betsy Maestro

And for adults:
American Creation by Joseph J. Ellis
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

We are proud to receive this collection and soon we will have everything catalogued and shelf-ready for you! Don't hesitate to ask if you would like to order one of the titles mentioned.