MEXICO – The Mexico Public Library recently received a grant from the Libri Foundation for children’s books.

The foundation, based in Eugene, Ore., is a nationwide nonprofit organization that donates new, quality, hardcover books to small rural public libraries in the United States through its Books for Children program.

Since the foundation was established in 1989, it has donated more than $2,300,000 in new children’s books to more than 2,000 libraries in 48 states.

With the grant, Mexico Public Library received a total of 56 books. The donation has enhanced the children’s section of the library, offering many selections for use in the library’s Story Hour programs and future summer reading programs. The books are available for children and their families to check out and read at home.

The following titles have been received:

“The Babe and I,” David Adler; “Milo’s Hat Trick,” Jon Agee; “Bubba and Beau, Best Friends,” Kathi Appelt; “Millions,” Frank Boyce; “Daisy Comes Home,” Jan Brett; “Beautiful Blackbird,” Ashley Bryan; “Superdog,” Caralyn Buehner; “The Wall,” Eve Bunting; “Ten Little Rubber Ducks,” Eric Carle.

Also, “Sophie and Sammy’s Library Sleepover,” Judith Caseley; “Notes from a Liar and Her Dog,” Gennifer Choldenko; “The Great Pig Search,” Eileen Christelow; “Pumpkin Soup,” Helen Cooper; “Dust to Eat,” Michael Cooper; “You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!,” Shana Corey; “Duck for President,” Doreen Cronin.

Also, “Giggle, Giggle, Quack,” Doreen Cronin; “Ballpark,” Lynn Curlee; “Rodzina,” Karen Cushman; “Olivia,” Ian Falconer; “The Declaration of Independence,” Sam Fink; “Whirligig,” Paul Fleischman; “The Voice that Challenged a Nation,” Russell Freedman; “Toasting Marshmallows,” Kristine George; “Vincent van Gogh,” Jan Greenberg; “Railroad Fever,” Monica Halpern.

Also, “The Revolutionary John Adams,” Cheryl Harness; “Goodbye, Mousie,” Robie Harris; “Chrysanthemum,” Kevin Henkes; “Owen,” Kevin Henkes; “The Race to Save the Lord God Bird,” Phillip Hoose; “The Bone Detectives,” Donna Jackson; “A Kick in the Head,” Paul Janeczko; “Shakespeare Bats Cleanup,” Ron Koertge; “Silent to the Bone,” E.L. Konigsburg.

Also, “Theodore Roosevelt,” Betsy Kraft; “What You Never Knew about Fingers, Forks and Chopsticks,” Patricia Lauber; “The Princess Test,” Gail C. Levine; “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; “Bulls-Eye,” Sue Macy; “Remember,” Toni Morrison; “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” Laura Numeroff.

“Humpty Dumpty,” Iona Opie; “The Web Files,” Margie Palatini; “Fair Weather,” Richard Peck; “The Dot,” Peter Reynolds; “Promises to Keep,” Sharon Robinson; “The Secrets of Sound,” April Sayre.

“The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon,” Bea Schyffert; “While You are Away,” Eileen Spinelli; “Madam President,” Catherine Thimmesh; “What a Great Idea!,” Stephen Tomecek; “Coming on Home Soon,” Jacqueline Woodson; “Trashy Town,” Andrea Zimmerman.


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