Rochester Hills Public Library Receives $2,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Rochester Hills Public Library received a $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which will be used to present a reading refresher program for early elementary students in August.

“We know that reading skills tend to decline over the summer if students do not keep practicing. This reading refresh program will pair early elementary students with trained volunteers and give the students a chance to jump start their reading before going back to school in September. We hope this will help them start strong in the fall!” said Jaclyn Miller, manager of the youth department.

The library offers programs year round that are designed to foster a love of reading and introduce the community to the resources the library offers. Monthly board book giveaways, musical performances, after school programs and parent programs are just a few of the options offered community members.  The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading.  For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit

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