HPL Receives Stocker Grant for Summer Learning Program!
The Stocker Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $25,500 to Hartford Public Library in support of its 2018 innovative summer learning program. This grant will allow the Library to offer enhanced summer learning opportunities for Hartford students entering grades 1-3 who need extra support in reading.
Funds will purchase books to be kept at home, provide for four family literacy nights throughout the months of July and August, and a two-week, half day Reading Camp at select branch locations in August. These interventions will help stem summer reading loss and create a culture of reading and literacy in each family that participates.