Peabody library receives $750 grant to buy electronic devices for kids

The Peabody Township Library was one of six libraries in the state to receive a technology grants a winner of the 2016 Kansas Book Festival Grants.

Peabody will receive a $750 grant, which will be used to purchase 11 different devices for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, said Peabody librarian Rodger Charles, who traveled to Topeka for the presentation.

The technology grants ranged from $333 to $1,300.

Mary Brownback, Kansas first lady, made the announcement Friday.

?The goal of the Kansas Book Festival is to encourage literacy and a lifelong love of reading,? Brown?back said. ?These grants help libraries across our state purchase new technology and reading material for many reading levels.?

Eleven libraries were selected for book grants ranging from $100 to $500.

The 17 public and school libraries will share in receiving a portion of the $9,262.71 in grants from corporate and private sponsors.

The grants are funded through corporate and private sponsors.

The 2016 Kansas Book Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Capitol in Topeka. All age groups are invited to attend the free, day-long event. To learn more, visit kansasbookfestival.com.

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