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LINGLEVILLE (November 22, 2016) — Lingleville ISD received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Lingleville was selected amongst thousands of applications for funding grants.
James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club announced in March 2016 that Patterson would donate $1.75 million to save school libraries nationwide in the second installment of his School Library Campaign. As part of an ongoing effort to keep books and reading a number one priority in the United States, selected school libraries will be receiving grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Since the grant program’s launch in 2015, Patterson has donated $3.5 million to school libraries nationwide, with all funds are being personally donated by Patterson.
Elaine Carpenter applied for the grant last spring and was excited when she received word this week the school had gotten a grant to buy new books for the library.
“This will be a great addition to our reading materials for the students,” said Carpenter. “Reading plays a vital role in children education.”