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Dollar General supports library

Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library a $1,500 grant to support summer literacy.

“We are so excited to receive this grant to put toward our Summer Reading Program. The $1,500 will be used to purchase incentive prizes for those completing their reading requirements, as well as for the purchase of some additional books for our collection,” said Jillian Rael, library director.

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach and action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

As part of the nationwide Collaborative Summer Reading Program, FLCPL offers interesting programs that complement literacy in the field chosen as the year’s theme. This year is all about science, and the public library has teamed up with numerous local businesses, civic organizations, school programs and others to learn about food science, Earth science, robots, outer space, weather and the science of art.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to non-profit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.