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Library receives donation from Pilcrow Foundation

By submitted, 05/23/22 2:36 PM

PRESCOTT – Prescott-Nevada County Library officials announced the library recently received more than $1,200 in new books thanks to a grant and other donations.

The Pilcrow Foundation provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public library grant recipients who contribute $200-$400 through Friends of the Library or other local sponsors. The Nevada County Friends of the Library Association contributed the maximum amount of $400, qualifying the library to receive the new, quality, hardcover children’s books — geared to ages preschool through junior high.

The library was delighted to received more than $400 in additional math and science books from Mr. and Mrs. Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman of Colorado, 20 other books related to health and wellness by a generous donation from Dr. Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen of California, along with 2 books from Shout Mouse Press, whose mission is “Through writing workshops that lead to professional publication, we empower those from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices and, as published authors, to act as leaders and agents of change.”

For now, these books can all be found on display throughout the children’s area of the library. In the future, they will always be easily identifiable by the specially designed bookplate inside the book crediting the donor and “Pilcrow Foundation” sticker on the inside cover. So, stop by the library today and “check out” all the new books!

“With today’s tight budgets, maintaining an up-to-date collection while keeping the doors open is always a challenge,” Theresa Tyree noted.

The new titles are being released incrementally and are expected to heighten children’s interest in the library’s Summer Reading program.

“We believe that partnerships between not-for-profits and the community are crucial,” she said. ‘These new acquisitions demonstrate a wonderful partnership between our local donors whose contributions helped us to achieve the required match, and individuals from out of the area who believe strongly in the important role libraries play in the education of our children.”