Luverne Public Library receives 77 books through grant

Published 7:45 am Thursday, April 21, 2011

Luverne Kiwanis Club members President, Regina Grayson, Dale Shepherd, and Heather Phillips stand along with local children holding the new books.

Thanks to The  Libri Foundation BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant, the Luverne Public Library recently received 77 new children’s books.  The new books cover a wide range of subject matter and age groups.

To receive this grant, the library had to have community support for the matching money.

The local donors were The Luverne Kiwanis Club, Luverne Cooperative Service, and Mr. Sammy Carr. Library Director, Kathryn Tomlin, showcased the new books this past Monday  and the children were excited about all the new books.

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Shown in the picture are three of the Luverne Kiwanis Club members, President, Regina Grayson, Dale Shepherd, and Heather Phillips along with the children holding the new books.

The Libri Foundation is located in Eugene Oregon, and offers grant opportunities to small, rural libraries throughout the United States.

Thanks to a generous donation The Libri Foundation received from Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman, the library also received a bonus of $350 worth of math and science books.

The library wants to thank the local sponsors, The Libri Foundation, Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman for the opportunity to receive these books and encourages all our library patrons to personally thank our local sponsors for supporting the library.

The Libri Foundation website offers the opportunity to donate to the Foundation whenever you shop online.

Visit the website at  and help them continue their support of libraries nationwide.