Tyler Public Library awarded $2,000 grant

Published on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 22:40 - Written by Staff Reports

The Tyler Public Library has been awarded a grant for summer remote library services and programming visits for children at the Glass Recreation Center, the city of Tyler announced.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the library a $2,000 Summer Reading Program grant. 

“We are very excited to receive this grant,” Youth Services Librarian Linda Gray said. “The funds will enable us to enhance our Summer Reading Program and help children continue to use and develop their reading skills over the summer months.” 

From the time of its inception more than 20 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, “helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education,” according to a news release. 

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others throughout the communities we serve,” Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO, said. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.” 

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.DGLiteracy.org .