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Northeast Times | September 22, 2021

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The Friends of the Watauga Library Receives $3,000 Grant From The Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Friends of the Watauga Library Receives $3,000 Grant From The Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Friends of Watauga Library has received a $3,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase literacy materials for the Watauga Public Library Learning for Life program.

Dana Harper, Program Coordinator, is enthusiastic about the opportunity. “With the continued financial support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the program will continue to thrive and grow as it has in the past two years in which Learning for Life has more than doubled in size.”

The Learning for Life Program began in 2004 and has grown continuously with a series of government and foundation grants. Starting as a Laubach Way to English tutoring program with ten volunteer tutors, it now includes English Reading/Writing/Speaking classes, Ventures small-group classes, Laubach Way to English classes, citizenship classes, computer classes, and GED classes.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General stores. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition, or programs for youth who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients for 2015, visit www.dgliteracy.org .