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Henning among schools awarded a Prairie Public Literacy Grant [UPDATED]

Published 9:32am Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated 11:33am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Share A Story Family Literacy Grants have been awarded to nine schools across the region. The grants provide resources for schools to create a Family Literacy Event open to the community.

The events offer multiple activities where children and families can be educated, entertained, involved, and inspired and may be held all day, half-day, or in the evening. The planning team decides what will work best in its community.

The Minnesota schools selected for the grants include Win-E-Mac (Erskine), Grant County, Henning, and Mahnomen. The North Dakota schools selected include Glen Ullin, Ellendale, McKinley (Fargo), Burlington, and Kulm.

As a partner, Prairie Public provides to grant recipients $500 cash stipends, $250 towards PBS character rental and shipping, a new children’s book for each child at the events, a free staff workshop, family literacy event promotion on Prairie Public’s television and radio networks, a comprehensive binder of step-by-step instructions for organizing the Family Literacy Events, and other services/materials offered by Prairie Public such as planning support, literacy activities, literacy materials, and balloons.


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