The Neosho/Newton County Library has received a grant in the amount of $3,445 to establish or expand existing early literacy programming.
The library will use the funds to offer six early literacy programs for parents and educators at partnering locations and will offer three onsite programs.
“This grant will help the Neosho/Newton County Library bolster early literacy programming that makes sure children are ready to read by the time they begin school,” said Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander.
“I’m proud my office is again able to increase learning opportunities and resources that help make Missouri’s libraries some of the best in the nation.”
The secretary of state’s literacy and educational enrichment grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.