This spring, Niles Public Library District won one of 20 YALSA Summer Reading Program Grants! These grants are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. We used our $1,000 grant to purchase 5 Sony e-readers and 22 popular fiction and nonfiction e-books to enhance the library’s collection for teens.
Niles teens who sign up for summer reading can check out the e-readers from the reference desk on the second floor. The checkout period is the same as for our books, DVDs and video games: 3 weeks. For more information about our summer reading program, visit our website or call 847-663-6603.
Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. The company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults, families and youth by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy. To learn more visit: www.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/landing.aspx.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to: www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.