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HARVEY – Twelve local school districts will receive more than $17,000 in grants through the Illinois secretary of state’s School Library Grant program, State Senator Napoleon Harris, III announced Wednesday.

The grants, which are issued by the Illinois State Library, are meant to help public schools offer more library books and materials to students.

“I am thrilled to announce that schools in the south suburbs will receive additional funding for their libraries,” Harris (D-Harvey) said. “This grant will provide assistance with helping schools gather more materials to enhance students reading abilities and hopefully increase the number of students who want to pick up a book.”

Schools receiving school library grants include:

  • Crete-Monee School District 201 — $3,232.50
  • Brookwood School District 167, Glenwood — $795.75
  • Harvey School District 152 — $1,311.75
  • West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147— $750
  • Homewood School District 153— $1,428
  • Bremen Community High School District 228, Midlothian— $3,672.75
  • Midlothian School District 143 — $1,228.50
  • Dolton School District 148, Riverdale — $1,487.25
  • South Holland School District 151 — $1,140.75
  • South Holland School District 150 — $750
  • Steger School District 194 — $1,055.25
  • Thornton School District 154 — $750
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