The Carrington Community Endowment Fund awarded a grant of $1950 to the Carrington City Library for the purchase of books.
“With this generous award, we are able to complete some of our chapter book series and add new, exciting nonfiction books to our collection,” states librarian Michele Seil. “Many of our patrons enjoy reading book series and are very disappointed when they finish a book, and we don’t have the next one in the series.” A portion of the grant funds was spent to complete series and to purchase new series that the library felt would be excellent additions to the juvenile collection. New series include the 12 book Phoebe and her Unicorn series, the 5 Rush Revere historical novels, the 4 Magic Misfits books by Neil Patrick Harris, and the entire Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs. Books were added to include the graphic novel series Dragonbreath, the amusing Dragonsitter series, the Sew Zoey series, and Nathan Hale’s graphic historical novels.
Maintaining up-to-date nonfiction books is very important as the library strives to ensure that patrons have current and relevant information to answer their questions and meet their interests. The library added several collections of nonfiction books on topics such as countries, history, horses, construction equipment, and working dogs. The grant also allowed the library to add more titles to the very popular “Who is” and “You Wouldn’t Want to Live…” nonfiction series.