Library receives $1000 from Dollar General Literacy Fund

Published 5:20 pm Friday, December 19, 2008

On Wednesday, The local Dollar General store gave the Greenville-Butler County Public Library an early Christmas gift, courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

“This $1,000 will go a long way to help our library. And the library is here to serve all ages, from cradle to grave, really,” said GBCPL librarian Burke McFerrin.

More checks to support literacy in the county will be on the way in January, said Dot Higdon of the Butler Square Dollar General.

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“The great thing is, the money people donate to our checkout cash cubes here in Alabama comes back to Alabama,” Higdon said.

McFerrin said the DGLF grants were a “wonderful gift” to the community.

Greenville Elementary School, Greenville Middle School, Greenville High School, Butler County Area Vocational School and W.O. Parmer Elementary School are all scheduled to receive monies through the program. In November, the DGLF awarded grants totally $370,000 to 370 schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations in Alabama that promote literacy.