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Shop 4% Friday on August 28th to Support Mount Vernon Library Foundation

On the 4th Friday of every month, you shop and, together, we give! Skagit Valley Food Co-op’s 4% Friday Community Shopping Day recipients receive 4% of the day’s sales at the Co-op, so the more you put in your cart, the more you give back! On Friday, August 28th, 4% of sales will be donated to the Mount Vernon Library Foundation.

Mount Vernon Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose principal mission is to foster community support for the Library, its Board, and its Staff. The Foundation serves to solicit, receive, manage, and disburse corporate and individual gifts and grants for the enhancement of library facilities, materials, services, and programs, including support of the efforts to build a new library building for Mount Vernon and the region. The Foundation strongly believes that a good library is an essential public service.

How will your shopping trip help Mount Vernon Library Foundation?

Young children come to a library storytime with their parents to hear stories in their native language and to learn to read together with bilingual books. The library facilitates native-speaking parents with English-learning children working on language and reading skills together. Our Spanish and dual language section is sparse, out-of-date, and worn from frequent use. The Foundation, with your help, would like to provide funds to update and fill out the Spanish language and bilingual book collections in the children’s section with funds over and above the present library budget. The library offers bilingual storytimes and needs special bilingual “storytime” books that are published in an expensive large format not in the library’s regular budget. These enjoyable sessions encourage parents and children to read together by modeling reading in both languages. The Mount Vernon Library Foundation also needs a generous supply of bilingual and Spanish language books for every member of the family to check out and take home.

4% Friday grant would allow the Mount Vernon Library to buy necessary equipment and books to encourage learning for children who might not otherwise have access to them.

By: Co-op Staff

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