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Goessel library buys books with grant money

Staff writer

More than $1,400 in children’s books and $350 in math and science books have been added to Goessel Public Library as a result of donations and grants.

A grant from Libri Foundation paid for the children’s books.

Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen donated $350 of math and science books, matching a $350 gift from an anonymous donor.

“That’s like a fifth of our budget for books, so it’s pretty significant for us,” library director Laura Dailey said. “Being able to do that for the kids is pretty great.”

The library’s summer reading program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” concluded last week with 50 kids hearing stories of volunteers at the Goessel Fire Department.

Firefighters showed off their equipment and offered a tour of a fire engine. Chief Galen Miller demonstrated how to use a fire extinguisher, and firefighter Karen Dalke showed off protective gear.

Kids made pretend fire extinguishers out of plastic spray bottles and red duct tape. Free snow cones were served.

Dailey said older kids really got into the firefighters’ equipment presentation.

“The firefighters were great,” Dailey said. “The kids really enjoyed climbing in the engine itself. All ages enjoyed that.”

Last modified July 15, 2015

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