Bounty For Books

By Chris Collins April 23, 2014 08:28 am

Baker County Community Literacy Coalition Receives $49,122 Grant


S. John Collins / Baker City Herald file photo Searching through books provided by Jim Tomlinson, Baker County Community Literacy Coalition coordinator, background, are Mariah Petty, left, Jackson Gross, center, and Reece Hatfield. The book giveaway was held in December 2013 at Brooklyn Primary.
S. John Collins / Baker City Herald file photo Searching through books provided by Jim Tomlinson, Baker County Community Literacy Coalition coordinator, background, are Mariah Petty, left, Jackson Gross, center, and Reece Hatfield. The book giveaway was held in December 2013 at Brooklyn Primary.

By Chris Collins

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The Baker County Community Literacy Coalition has received a $49,122 Early Literacy Grant.

The grant will benefit families with children from birth to age 6, said Jim Tomlinson, community literacy coordinator. 

“The purpose of the grant is to improve children’s early literacy skills in order to increase readiness for kindergarten, close opportunity and achievement gaps, and to ensure that all children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade,” an announcement of the award stated.