Salisbury school receives literacy grant

SALISBURY — The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) has selected 10 elementary schools in New Hampshire and Vermont — including one in Addison County — to receive its Year of the Book grant for the 2017-2018 school year. The grant is intended to promote a culture of literacy within schools and encourage a love of reading and writing among children.
Eligible elementary schools demonstrated a high percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch and scoring below state standards in reading and writing, as well as enthusiasm for strengthening literacy in the school community. The Year of the Book grant provides $25,000 in literacy support to each selected school, including new books for the local public and school libraries, as well as school classrooms; multiple exciting literacy presentations and workshops by local authors, illustrators and storytellers; mini-grants for classroom literacy projects; family literacy celebrations; professional development opportunities for teachers; and 10 new books for each student to choose and keep over the course of the school year.
The Year of the Book grant began in 2012 by serving six schools, and expanded to serve nine in the current school year. The Year of the Book recipient in Addison County for 2017-2018 is Salisbury Community School
This year, CLiF also added the option for an additional $1,000 in literacy support following each school’s Year of the Book grant to help schools continue to build upon their literacy momentum sustained during the grant period.

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