LEROY — LeRoy Community Library has been awarded a Books for Children grant from the Libri Foundation and recently received 62 books, many of them award winners, for preschool through middle school readers. The collection is currently on display at the library and ready for lending.

Just a few of the titles provided by this grant include:

  •  The Penderwicks: A Tale of Four Sisters. Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy” by Jeanne Birdsall. Grades 4-7
  •  Face to Face with Wolves by Jim Grandenberg. Grades 3-6
  •  African Critters by Robert B. Haas Grades 3-5
  •  The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh. Grades 5-8
  •  Lives of Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!) by Kathleen Krull. Grades 4-7
  •  Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best. Grades K-2
  •  Night Running: How James Escaped with the Help of His Faithful Dog by Elisa Carbone.Grades 2-4
  •  Tia Esa Wants a Car by Meg Medina. Grades 1-3
  •  The bravest Woman in America: the Story of Ida Lewis by Marissa Moss. Grades 1-5
  •  You Are the First Kid on Mars by Patrick O’Brien. Grades K-3

The Libri Foundation offers grant opportunities to rural libraries and as part of the grant requirement, asks for local sponsors who will match part of the funding.

The library is grateful for donations from LeRoy Milling Co. and Carol Moyses for providing that match.

The library board and staff are continually searching for resources to provide LeRoy area residents with the very best in reading whether that be a children books, a how-to manual, a best-selling novel or your favorite magazine.

The library is open 6 days a week. Visit in person and on the web http://www.leroylibrary.michlibrary.org