The Worthington Library has been awarded two grants for books. One is from the Libri Foundation which provides books for children in rural libraries. The books range from board books and picture books to junior and young adult titles. This year, we received an additional set of math and science books. In total, the library received 78 books. The Friends of the Worthington Library donated the base amount for the matching grant. Some titles are Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, Night Wings by Joseph Bruchac, Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War, by Thomas, B. Allen, Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Computers by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Nanotechnology by Rebecca L. Johnson, Computer Game Designer by Don Rauf. The books are on display and most are ready to be checked out. There is something for everyone so come by and see them!
The second grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities is called "We the People Bookshelf on a More Perfect Union". The seventeen books in this grant are on themes that range from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil War. There are novels as well as history books for children and adults. As a bonus, we received a copy of Ken Burns' DVD, The Civil War. Look for programming around this grant in the future.