LWE’s Larrew cashes in on Dollar General grant

Lakeway Elementary School librarian Brekka Larrew has been awarded a $3,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation that will fund an audiobook club for struggling readers.

Ms. Larrew’s grant, entitled ‘Listen Up: An Awesome Audiobook Club,’ was submitted to the foundation as part of her graduate-level coursework during the 2014-2015 school year.

According to Dollar General, Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Funding is provided to assist the implementation of new or expanding existing literacy programs; the purchase of new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and the purchase of books, materials or software for literacy programs.

For more information, visit www.dgliteracy.org.