Library aids in child literacy

GLASGOW Ky.- The Mary Weldon Wood Memorial Library will be receiving $10,000 worth of books, thanks to a literacy recognition book giveaway initiative from the UPS store. This library was one of 10 recipients.

Library Adult Service Manager Amy Tollison said she’s looking forward to the new possibilities to come.

“It’s really exciting. I think just about every library would probably say that budgeting is an issue. There’s never enough to do everything we want to do. A grant like this allows us to reach out and do more,” Tollison said.

The main goal of this effort is to help with childhood literacy. According to the Scholastic website, children ages 3 to 5, are at a critical age for reading growth.

“That’s the main purpose of this. Our children’s librarian Martha Ford, that is her key focus, childhood literacy. Everything she does is to build that, so these books will be put into the hands of the kids to help them and give them the books they want to read,” Tollison said