KYL awarded Dollar General literacy grant

$500 grant to support family reading program

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Kendall Young Library a $500 grant to support literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

Kendall Young Library is hosting “Families Reading Together” from June 1-Aug. 31. It is a wonderful way to help your children develop a love of reading and improve their reading comprehensions over the summer., according to Ketta Lubberstedt-Arges, library director. Families will be asked to read together for a chance to win fun prizes. A drawing will be held for a grand prize of either a one-year family membership or $100 gift card to Fort Frenzy, and other fun prizes. A Family Read Night is also being planned where the library will be giving away free books.

“We are honored to fund literacy and education initiatives, which support our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 and a legacy of helping people improves their lives through literacy and education. Including this grant, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided more than $154 million in funding to help more than 10 million people. We believe these programs can have a positive impact on the communities we serve and we look forward to continuing to partner with organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.”