By Zoe Siegel
Cougar News Blog
CCJH is opening a new chapter with a grant that was awarded to the library for non-fiction books.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded librarian Jennifer Cameron with a $4,000 grant for more informational books in the library. Cameron requested the PTO apply for the grant last spring.
“CCJH library’s non-fiction books indicated that our collection was seriously dated. In an effort to rectify this situation I reached out to CCJH’s PTO,” said Cameron.
Last spring, Cameron heard about the grant and talked to the PTO about the grant. Not long after, they hired professional grant writer Eve Jacobs write a grant focused on technology and science.
“They had hired a professional grant writer to do some work for them,” said Cameron. “I compiled a list of books for her focusing on science and technology and she put together the actual literacy grant.”
The grant is affecting students in many ways. Students say when more books get updated, they will have more information that wasn’t in the old books.Kids can enjoy more books and make their reading experience more exciting and educational.
“I think it will open up more options of what to read. I would like to say that this grant will most likely bring more readers to the library,” said eighth grader Robin Marshall.
The grant helps out after-school clubs like Raging Readers. It can open up what they read and provide more text that they haven’t read before. The more books the library has, the more text the club can read.
“Since I am in Raging Readers I do think it will provide more for us to read because the more books the more we can read,” said Marshall.