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Grant helps kids take part in reading program

Posted at 10:24 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 01:24:07-04

More than 100 low-income students will be able to participate in summer learning programs thanks to a grant.

The Friends of the North Las Vegas Library District received the grant, provided by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

The grant will enable the North Las Vegas Library District to provide 125 students from five Title 1 schools four one-day bus passes each. The bus passes will allow each child and his or her parent or guardian to visit a North Las Vegas Library at least twice during the summer -– once to register for the North Las Vegas Library District’s Summer Reading Program and a second time to document achievements and collect reading incentive prizes.

The students also will have the opportunity to be entered into a grand prize drawing for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD tablet.

The North Las Vegas Library District’s annual Summer Reading Program, which takes place June 1 through July 31, provides special programs and reading incentives to keep students reading during summer break.

The five schools selected for the program are Lois Craig, Raul Elizondo, Jo Mackey, Lincoln and Fredrick Watson elementary schools.

For more information on the Summer Reading Program, please call Aliante Library at (702) 839-2980 or visit www.NLVLD.org.