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Vermont elementary school gets grant to encourage reading

September 22, 2019

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A literacy grant is going to help continue a daily reading program at Monument Elementary School in Bennington.

The $1,000 grant from Vermont Reading Partners, a Manchester-based non-profit organization, will be used to replenish books for the school’s Partners in Reading program.

The Bennington Banner reports Partners in Reading is a daily program for kindergartners through third-graders that has a goal of cultivating a daily reading habit by providing families regular access to books.

Monument Elementary Principal Donna Cauley says students take a book home each evening, to read with family or guardians.

Cauley says it fosters a love of learning and reading, not only in schools, but also at home.

The grant will help the school buy new books for the program.

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Information from: Bennington Banner, http://www.benningtonbanner.com