BOOKS program awards $7,200 to libraries

Morrisville State College and Senator Tom Libous BOOKS program recently awarded $7,200. in grant finding to 24 local libraries in Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware counties.

The BOOKS (Books Open Opportunities for Kids to Succeed) program is a partnership between Morrisville College and Senator Libous, which offers a variety of programs and funding to incentivize reading among school-aged children.

Each of the libraries will be allocated $300 to be used for purchasing new children’s books in an effort to expand and promote child literacy.

“Reading is one of the most fundamental life skills that can assure a child’s success in school and in life,” said Libous. “By creating free programs especially for tham, we make the library an exciting place for fun and learning.”

Parents and children can learn more about the BOOKS program by visiting the programs’ interactive website at

-Matthew White

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