SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - The Alabama Humanities Foundation provided the Scottsboro Public Library a grant to develop a community reading project for Jackson County. Schools participating in the project got a packet that included a book and activities to go along with the story.
"We were able to come in and kind of share in the moment of creating and making and reading a story with them and bringing a literacy program outside of the library to them in their classroom," said Laura Pitts, the library director.
The grant provided the books and all of the materials needed to carry out the program. With the help of additional donations, Scottsboro students received a bonus.
"Kindergarten, first grade, and preschools students in the Scottsboro city school system will be able to get some of the classroom books to be able to take home with them."
Laura says it's important for the library to show all ages how important it is to engage in reading and literacy.
"This has been a very nice, wonderful program and a great opportunity for us to put a book in the hands of children but also engage our community in reading something as a whole," she said.