Central Plains Elementary School library in Holyrood has been awarded a Kansas Book Festival Grant for $750. On March 31, Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback announced the winners of the 2014 Kansas Book Festival Grants during a news conference at the Statehouse. Eight libraries throughout the state received book grant money. CPES library will be using the grant to purchase nonfiction books for the lower elementary grades that will help satisfy Common Core standards.
The grants are funded through corporate sponsors and monies raised at the annual book festival. The 2014 Kansas Book Festival will be held September 13 at the Kansas State Capital in Topeka. All age groups are invited to attend the free, day-long event.