Youth Grants for Excellence Awarded

Nineteen public libraries were awarded Youth Grants for Excellence on December 1, 2017, for a total of $25,000. The recipients are: Atkinson Public Library, $750 – for a Musical Lego workshop Bennington Public Library, $2,132 – “Summer of STEAM” Blue Hill Public Library, $1,620 – LEGO Club Broadwater Public Library, $250 – to restart the Summer Reading Program Central City Public Library, $1,600 – to reinforce STEM concepts in music and celebrate reading Hruska Memorial Public Library, David City, $740 – to hold afterschool programs: a K-2 Makers Club and a 3-7 Makers Club Keene Memorial Library, Fremont, $750 – to establish a Teen/YA Advisory Board and develop programming for teens Genoa Public Library, $450 – to start an Adventure Club for children ages 9-14 Grand Island Public Library, $1,000 – to draw teens to the library La Vista Public Library, $995  – “Movers and Shakers”  to provide age appropriate musical instruments and manipulatives for programming for ages birth to five Lincoln City Libraries, $2,638 – encouraging youth to become Makers through Makerspace Kits and programming Morrill Public Library, $1,000 – Afterschool programs Norfolk Public Library, $1,000 – “Book-to-Film Club” Plattsmouth Public Library, $2,000 – “IDEA Boxes” relating to STEAM subjects Baright Public Library, Ralston, $550 – “Monthly Mini Makers” Ravenna Public Library, $3,000 – “Baby and Me: Bringing in the Children’s Museum Feel” South Sioux City Public Library, $1,250 – “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” Dvoracek Memorial Library, Wilber, $1,000 – programs to celebrate books and reading Kilgore Memorial Library, York, $2,250 – “Starlings for York” for encouraging parents to read to and talk with their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers Congratulations! We look forward to hearing more about your projects and how they are helping your communities.
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