Tyringham: Library awarded Pilcrow Foundation grant

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The Tyringham Library recently received $1,600 in new books for its children's collection, funded by a grant from the Pilcrow Foundation's Children's Book Project.

The Pilcrow Foundation provides new hardcover children's books to rural public libraries across the United States. Due to Tyringham Library's small size, it is not eligible to receive funding from the state.

The Pilcrow Foundation's initial $800 grant award was supported by a $400 community match from Tyringham's Hop Brook Community Club. Tyringham was also one of the grant winners selected to receive an additional $400 in math and science books from Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman of Colorado.

The grant allowed the library to purchase nearly 100 new picture, fiction and nonfiction books for children — ranging from the 1939 classic, "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel," to 2018 Caldecott Medal winner, "Wolf in the Snow."

All of the new books are available for checkout.

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