Beech Street school awarded $25,000 ‘Year of the Book’ CLiF Grant

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This literacy grant will provide thousands of books and programs for Beech Street Elementary students.

Learn more about the CLiF Year of the Book program via YouTube.

Beech Street Elementary School is one of four schools in the state to be awarded a $25,000 grant to promote literacy. The Year of the Book grant is provided by the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), which delivers the resources to inspire a love of reading and writing among children throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

Year of the Book will include author visits and books for all.
Year of the Book will include author visits and books for all.

The founder of CLiF, Duncan McDougall, presented the Year of the Book award to Beech Street School today and announced some of the special programs that are planned. Each of Beech Street’s nearly 600 students received one free book today and will get another to take home every month through June 2015.

In addition to giving new books to students, the one-year partnership between CLiF and Beech Street will include author/illustrator visits, multi-day writing workshops, and storytelling presentations. Grant money also will provide custom-designed and professionally printed literacy posters, a color printer, and expenses related to a student author day reception later this school year.

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