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updated: 2/28/2014 5:42 PM

$5,000 for District 70 libraries:

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Libertyville Elementary District 70 libraries are being awarded a $5,000 state grant for a project to entice young readers with narrative nonfiction reading books. "Enticing Readers with Narrative Nonfiction: Building Skills, Strengthening Relationships, and Enhancing Learning," involves stocking school libraries with nonfiction narrative books and providing students with incentives to read the books. Narrative nonfiction, informational texts written with a compelling storytelling style, holds appeal for readers and fits the emphasis on nonfiction text in the Common Core State Standards, school officials said. This project aims to build the collection of materials available to the third through eighth graders of District 70. Funds are from the Illinois State Library's Back 2 Books Grants, which provided $678,410 to 159 libraries.

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