Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Library Receives GIF Money

Warren Library Branch Manager Sandy Doss Accepts Check from Senator Cheatham.
With the generous help of Senator Eddie Cheatham, the Warren Branch Library was awarded a $2,000 General Improvement Fund Grant through the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District to fund (expand and sustain) their Junior Master Gardener Club program, “The Super Gardeners”.  This program was started in September 2015 when the Bradley County Health Coalition donated $500 to build two raised bed gardens and get their afterschool program up and running.  Pre-school and elementary children are learning gardening skills and how important it is to eat healthy through this program.
Warren Branch Library will use these funds to expand and sustain this program by building two more raised bed gardens with a butterfly garden for pollination.  We will also purchase educational & lesson books, journals, and gardening tools for the children.  This program will also be implemented into our summer reading program this year “On Your Mark, Get Set……, READ!!!!”.
We are very excited to receive this grant and we know the children are also.  Warren Library would like to thank Senator Eddie Cheatham and the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District for awarding us this grant and believing in our program, and we would also like to thank the community and all that have helped, for your support!!

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