The Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., awarded the Cumberland County Public Library a $7,500 Summertime Kids Grant. Every summer since 1992, the foundation’s Summertime Kids Grants program has helped more than 1,000 youth have life-changing summer experiences.
The library’s 2021 summer reading program serves children from birth through grades 6-12 at library locations. The library is using the Summertime Kids Grant to provide books and bags to children and teens attending summer camps offered by local nonprofits, neighborhood groups and other community organizations.
Cumberland County Public Library staff will visit camps from June through August at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc., the Salvation Army, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation and Moore Street Foundation. Each child will receive two age-appropriate books and a book bag. Additional support for library’s outreach program to the camps is provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information on other free programs provided by the Cumberland County Library system, please visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call 910-483-7727. For more information on the Summertime Kids Grants Program www.cumberlandcf.org/for-nonprofits/summertime-kids.html.
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