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Brantley library receives grant

SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL:

The Brantley Public Library received a $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  The grant will be used to enhance and expand the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

The Brantley Public Library will kick off the 2016 Summer Reading: “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. until Noon.  Ages range from 5-105.  Children younger than 5 MUST have a parent/guardian present at all times. The Program is as follows:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until noon starting June 21– July  27.

Special separate programs for teens and adults to be announced.  Prizes and awards will be given out for the top readers in each group.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading.

The Brantley Public Library (Mary Moxley Weed Public Library) was started in 1929 by Mrs. Ina Moxley out of her home. It officially became a public library in 1954.

Mrs. Mary Moxley Weed (daughter of Ina Moxley) was a great supporter of the library, and left a substantial amount of money in her will to the library. Donations from Mrs. Weed and others helped build the Municipal Complex (City Hall) at 10 M.L. King Ave., where the library is located today.