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Gwinnett Braves Award Grant to Friends of Gwinnett Public Library

The Gwinnett Braves have awarded their $1,000 grant for the month of December to the West Gwinnett Chapter of the Friends of Gwinnett County Public Library.

The Gwinnett Braves have awarded their $1,000 grant for the December month to the West Gwinnett Chapter of the Friends of Gwinnett County Public Library, serving Norcross, Peachtree Corners and Duluth branches, according to a news release.

The “Season of Giving” themed grant, aimed at organizations that benefit youth and education programming, will help fund the GCPL’s Prime Time Family Reading Time, a literary program for children and their families.

The program, which will be presented by the Norcross and Lilburn library branches, supports intergenerational literacy and family bonding for 35 at-risk, bilingual families in Norcross.

“I’d like to thank the Gwinnett Braves for what they’ve done for us and the Prime Time program,” said Norcross branch librarian Karen Harris in the release. “It has been a privilege working with the G-Braves on helping families across Norcross. What a great New Year’s gift for everyone involved!”

Prime Time emphasizes the importance of families reading together to discuss significant cultural and ethical themes. The six-week humanities based program includes reading, discussion and storytelling.

For the program, the grant money will specifically go toward purchasing 30 to 40 Spanish/English bilingual books, ranging from children’s stories to how-to books to poetry. Each book purchased with help from the grant will feature a nameplate inside the cover recognizing the contribution of the Braves Foundation. Housed in the Norcross branch, these books will be accessible to all residents of Gwinnett County as a permanent part of the library’s collection.

About the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library: The mission of the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library is to build awareness of the library, increase reading through events that highlight the GCPL and develop private support for the library. To join the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library or to donate, visit friendsgcpl.org.

See also: 

  • Join the West Gwinnett Chapter Friends of the Library

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