Submitted by the White Oak Library:
The White Oak Library District has received a $1,000 grant to help promote summer reading this year by adding a Spanish language teen fiction collection.
“We plan to use the funds to start a teen fiction collection in Spanish, including materials that are on the Romeoville High School Required Reading List," White Oak teen librarian Cindy Shutts said. "We will also focus on building a stronger recreational reading collection, including bestsellers that have been translated to Spanish and also materials that were originally published in Spanish.”
This collection will be highlighted during the Library’s upcoming Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read." Shutts hopes that “launching this collection right before the summer reading program begins will ensure a larger percentage of people are impacted by these materials and that they will have a higher circulation rate since summer reading is our busiest time of year," she said.
White Oak Library District’s summer reading program will run June 2 to July 25.The Spanish Language Collection is provided by a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. YALSA builds the capacity of libraries to serve teens. Learn more about YALSA at www.ala.org/yalsa. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides assistance to organizations in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.