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Libraries receive $30,000, travel scholarships


Better World Books and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) today announced that library programs in Columbus, Ohio; Providence, R.I., and Salinas, Calif., have won the annual Better World Books/NCFL Libraries and Families Award.  Each library program will receive a $10,000 award. “These libraries provide a critical service for our communities and are passionate about the families they serve,” said John Ujda, vice president of marketing for Better World Books. “The grants will fund innovative programs that enable them to implement big ideas to promote family learning and help libraries spread the word about the important impact they have on families and communities.” Funding for the program comes from the Better World Books for Libraries program, a free service that helps libraries manage their unwanted books. Better World Books sells those books online, sharing the revenues with the libraries and its nonprofit literacy partners. In addition to the $10,000 grant, award recipients received scholarships to attend the National Conference on Family Literacy.

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