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MARYVILLE, MO (2009-06-26) The Maryville Public Library is dedicated to raising readers beginning at a very young age.
Thats why Library Director Stephanie Patterson reports
Maryville recently received news of a grant by Missouri
Secretry of State Robin Carnahan. Patterson emphasizes
literacy skills are vital to the long-term health of the
Patterson says it is easy to spot children who have been
exposed to literature at a young age as opposed to those who
She was involved in obtaining the literacy grant funded by
the Library Services and Technology Act.
According to Patterson, the Maryville Raises Readers
Project will include a public awareness campaign, pre-
literacty kits for parents, and an expansion of existing
library programming and materials. These things will be
aimed at pre-school children from age six months to four
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