Patterson Launches Library Grants

Having handed out more than $1 million to help independent bookstores, James Patterson is now sharing his wealth with some other vital but often struggling institutions: School libraries.

The best-selling author announced Monday that he was donating $1.25 million through a grant program administered with Scholastic Reading Club, a division of Scholastic, Inc. Libraries or supporters of libraries can seek donations $1,000 to $10,000. Scholastic will match each donation with “Bonus Points” that can be used to purchase classroom materials. According to Patterson, requests can be for anything from fixing a computer system to paying for a school reading project.

via James Patterson Launches Grant Program for Libraries – ABC News.

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