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Groups get funding for literary programs serving children

January 22, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ten organizations that provide literary programs to rural, low-income and at-risk children in Vermont and New Hampshire have received funding for storytelling sessions and other projects.

The Children’s Literacy Foundation is providing the grants to pay for sessions with an author or storyteller, a new onsite library of children’s books and a program offering parents tips as well as several books for the children. The foundation is partnering with after-school programs, Head Start programs, parent child centers and English Language Learner programs in the two states.

Since 1998, the foundation has supported more than 225,000 young readers and writers through six literacy program grants. It has given away $6 million in children’s books. The group’s mission to encourage reading and writing among low-income and at-risk children up to 12.

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