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Grant helps to fund summer fun at library

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The Friends of the Pass Christian Public Library recently received a Walmart Community Grant that will help provide funding for the library’s annual Summer Library Program.

Head Librarian Wendy Allard says she is grateful for the $1,000 gift.

“Summer library programs are a way to bring visibility and people to our library and encourage children of all ages to read,” said Allard. “Despite limited budget funds for programs, all programs provided by the library are free.”

Melanie Walrod, who serves as the youth services and programming librarian, says that “the Summer Library Program provides activities to encourage reading during the summer months” and that the grant funds will be used to offset the cost of those activities. 

“[Our] programs will include a presentation for the young children, a Youth Music Workshop for older children, middle school programs, as well as programs for adults,” said Walrod.

“For the adults, we try to offer speakers, documentary screenings, and music,” added Allard.

For more information about the Pass Christian Library, visit www.harrison.lib.ms.us, or call 228-452-4596.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Look for more information about the Pass Christian library summer offerings in the June issue of The Pass Post.