MILTON MILLS - After nearly a year in the works, the CLiF Rural Libraries grant to Milton will be concluded with a visit from the founder of the Children's Literary Foundation.
Duncan McDougall quit his job in 1997 and started CLiF when he felt a calling to make a positive impact on the lives of children through literature. Serving New Hampshire and Vermont with his programs and support, McDougall has been working with rural libraries ever since.
As many know, the Milton Free Public Library and Milton Elementary School was granted the gift of books, presentations, and the money to kick off our newest project (The Adventure Backpacks) this past fall. The library received $2,000 worth of children's books through this grant, Milton Elementary School Library received $500 in books. We have been so grateful for the opportunity to provide the children with further reading options.
Last fall, author/illustrator Jim Arnosky visited Milton Elementary School to share his gift; showing youngsters where he gets his inspiration for his work and the importance of the natural world.
McDougall will be visiting the Milton Elementary school on May 13 from noon-2:30 p.m. From 12:15 to 12:45 he will be with the Preschool, Kindergarten, and the 1st Grade; 1 to 1:30 with the 2nd and 3rd Grades; and from 2 to 2:30 he'll be with the 4th and 5th Grades. Every child will be going home with a new book of their own. We look forward to hearing McDougall's stories and, of course, reading these wonderful award winning books.