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Salado Public Library receives $6,000 grant

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 19:43:26-05

The Salado Public Library is one of five libraries in the Lone Star State to be chosen to become a Family Place Library this year, and with that comes a $6,000 grant. 

Charlotte Baird shared it is important her kids learn how to read before they go to kindergarten. 

"And right now we're working on the alphabet and what sounds our letters make," said Charlotte.

She said one of her main resources is the Salado Public Library. 

"Well we come to the library about twice a week and check out books," said Charlotte. 

To help kids like her 4-year-old son Vaughn Baird, The Salado Public Library has been awarded a $6,000 state grant to become a Family Place Library, a nationwide program targeting future readers before many of them can even crawl.

"Literacy begins really from birth, that's when literacy begins, and parents are the main teachers during that time. They're the most important teachers, and so, this is important for us because we are helping our parents and our community," said Jeanie Lively, Director of the Salado Public Library. 

The Salado Public Library applied for the grant through the Texas State Library, and staff shared said the program should be up and running by May. 

"Parent training where we help them learn how they can help their children learn. That will be library materials for them. We're going to have workshops for them we'll also have materials for the children," said Lively.

Charlotte said her family is ready to participate.

"We're really excited about having some new programs to hopefully get Vaughn prepared for going into kindergarten," said Charlotte. 

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