Grant money to rebuild school libraries

January 7, 2009 1:43:07 PM PST
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission awarded Clear Creek ISD $44,420 to replace books and other library materials lost due to damage done by Hurricane Ike. "The most constant need that we saw on the majority of the grant applications was funds for the replacement of books," said Peggy D. Rudd, TSLAC director and librarian. "Some schools lost their entire collections or just have enough books for a few students to use at a time."

Libraries at Falcon Pass Elementary, Stewart Elementary and Clear Creek High School 9th Grade Center were hardest hit by the storm in CCISD. Falcon Pass alone lost more than 4,000 books.

"We are so appreciative of this grant," said Director of Libraries Ty Burns, "The grant money will help us bring Harry Potter, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Junie B. Jones, and other well loved characters back into the lives of our students. "

This grant program is administered by TSLAC and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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