The Dollar General Literacy Foundation this week awarded Friends of the North Las Vegas Library District a $1,500 grant to support summer literacy.
This local award is part of $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofit groups and community organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.
The grant will be used to support the North Las Vegas Library District’s annual Summer Reading Program and to fund a new literacy program, Reading Buddies.
The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage young people ages 0-18 to read during summer break to prevent summer learning loss. Participants can earn incentives for reading and enter a grand prize drawing for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD tablet.
Reading Buddies will pair beginning and struggling readers with a teen mentor who will provide one-on-one help and encouragement at the library. Reading, like any skill, requires practice, and Reading Buddies will provide participants a way to improve their reading fluency and skills.
For more information about the North Las Vegas Summer Reading Program or the Reading Buddies program, call Aliante Library at 702-839-2980 or click here.