Who In Southern MN is Getting Free Books?
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation based in Owatonna announces that nearly 20,000 children's books valued at $363,000 has been distributed in the Foundation's 20 county area.
The books were awarded to 49 organizations through the Early Childhood Literacy Grant Program. They were awarded in partnership with Capston and ABDO. Both are Mankato-based publishers of children's books.
Receiving free books in Southern Minnesota include:
Cannon Falls Area Schools
Dodge County Public Health
Faribault Public Schools
Freeborn County Public Health
Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools
Steele County Public Health
Triton Public Schools
Waseca County Public Health.
The awarding of these books is to enhance school readiness for children birth to age five.
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