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Dally Memorial Library Receives Grant from the Monroe County Community Foundation

 

Grant Will Support Monroe County’s Youngest Readers

Sardis, OH – Rapidly advancing technology means that even our youngest citizens – and readers – need to be able to keep up. Staff members at the Dally Memorial Library know this, which is why they applied for a grant from the Monroe County Community Foundation (MCCF). Thanks to a $500 grant from MCCF, the Dally Memorial Library will purchase an iPad to encourage the next generation of readers.Dally Library Photo_FInal

“Reading is a foundational skill that impacts a child for the rest of their lives – this grant to the Dally Memorial Library will help ensure that children in Monroe County and beyond have a strong foundation in reading,” said Ryan Moyer, a committee member with the Monroe County Community Foundation. “We created MCCF to support Monroe County by growing resources and investing them in good projects and ideas across the county. We look forward to making more grants like these in the future thanks to the generosity of people who hold Monroe County close to their hearts.”

The grant to the Dally Memorial Library’s Children’s Read-Along program will be used to purchase an iPad to help the library keep up with technology while encouraging the next generation of readers. The iPad will enable library staff and patrons to use read-along programs to help children learn to read as well as support the weekly story hour and summer reading program.

“We are tremendously excited for what the purchase of this iPad will make possible for our patrons of all ages, especially our youngest ones,” said Tammy Ellis, director of the Dally Memorial Library. “This iPad will enable parents and preschool children to have access to a variety of resources to develop their independent reading skills. It will also allow library staff to take books to outside events or into nursing homes in communities, allowing more people to check out books from the iPad. We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the Monroe County Community Foundation for what this grant will allow us to do moving forward.”

The Monroe County Community Foundation was created in 2014 to provide a place for Monroe County citizens to have a place to come together and grow a powerful asset for the county and its residents for many future generations. A member of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s (FAO) Growing Home family, the Monroe County Community Foundation works with FAO to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities, like those in Monroe County, by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.

A community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). MCCF partners with FAO to support local efforts to develop resources for Monroe County citizens. FAO’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.

Gifts to the Monroe County Community Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. Donations can be made online at www.AppalachianOhio.org by designating the Monroe County Community Foundation Fund when donating. To mail your donation, please designate the Monroe County Community Foundation and mail to PO Box 494, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

For more information about the Monroe County Community Foundation, please contact the Foundation at 740.753.1111 or visit its website at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Monroe.

About the Monroe County Community Foundation

The Monroe County Community Foundation was created so that the Monroe County community would have a place to come together and grow a powerful asset for the county and its residents for many future generations. The Monroe County Community Foundation is a local foundation, created in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, and is designed to grow resources that can be used to support current and future needs and develop new opportunities. 

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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