The Friends of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will host an open house at the library on Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 2:30 to 5:30.
The open house is an opportunity to introduce 70 new children’s books to the library’s collection. The books were received through a Libri Foundation grant, matching a Friends’ donation raised at the April 2008 Book Sale. According to the foundation’s web site, “The Libri Foundation was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of helping rural libraries acquire new, quality, hardcover children’s books they could not otherwise afford to buy. Since October 1990, the Foundation has donated over $3,500,000 worth of new children’s books to more than 2,300 libraries in 48 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. In order to develop a love of reading, children must have access to books which stretch their imaginations, touch their emotions, expand their horizons.”
The library is grateful to the Libri Foundation and the Friends of the Library for making these wonderful new books available to the children of the Mason community. Please stop by the open house for some refreshments and to see the books. The library is located at 410 Post Hill in Mason, Texas.