Central Maine Federal Credit Union has expanded its “Books for Kids Program” to include the award of a $500 grant to a school or community library to conduct a summer reading program for children. Minot Consolidated School was selected as the 2009 recipient of the award.

The Minot Consolidated School was selected for “Books to Movies” 2009 summer reading program, which will incorporate the reading of books that went on to become movies. The readers will view the movie and then compare the movie to the book. This grant will enable the Minot Consolidated School Library to purchase selected books and to provide five movie nights during the summer. Regina Moulton, school librarian, accepted the grant check from Denise Ouellette, VP Marketing of the Central Maine Credit Union.

The goal of Central Maine Credit Union’s Books for Kids Program is to encourage children to read. It’s a simple goal, but one that positively impacts families and the community. The ability for a child to easily obtain books promotes reading and literacy. Children who read perform better in school and children who perform better in school, make better college applicants, employees and citizens of our community. Children who read with their parents are reinforcing family bonds and being taught that their parents value reading. Vicki Stuart, CEO of Central Maine Credit Union says, “We believe that our Books for Kids Program is a way for us to assist the community we serve by providing learning opportunities through reading.”

Central Maine Credit Union is located at 1000 Lisbon Street in Lewiston and serves Androscoggin County.

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