Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The Red River County Public Library was the recepient of a BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant from the Libri Foundation.

This lovely book describes colors in ways that you can hear, feel, taste and smell!

From the Foundation's brochure:
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality children's books fo small, rural public libraries in the United States.

The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. In order to develop a love of reading, children must have access to books. For many children in rural communities, the local public library is their primary source of these books.

The Foundation, by matching funds with local organizations, enables a library to obtain children's books it could not otherwise acquire due to budgetary constraints.

The local librarian, familiar with the needs of the library and the community selects the books from a list provided by the Foundation. All the titles have won awards or have been highly recommended by recognized authorities in the library and education fields.

The library received $1,400 worth of quality childrens's books: fiction, non-fiction, math, and science books. $1050 was provided by the Libri Foundation and $350 from our local Friends of the Library. This translated into 84 new books for our children's department.

For the time being, these delightful books are being shelved together in a special location so they can be browsed and appreciated.  

This introduction to fractions is a piece of cake!

A vibrant book that traces the history of money.

Based on the true story of a young slave boy in 1838.

When author/illustrator Lita Judge found hundreds of tracings of feet in her grandmother's attic, she was intrigued and moved to share the story behind them.

Bring your children and grandchilren by the library and share the bounty of these lovely books with them.

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