The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has received a $12,602 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® to support Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, a summer reading initiative for students in grades 3-6 that encourages students across the state to read one particular book and engage in community discussions and programs.
Kids Reading Across Rhode Island is a partnership between the RI Office of Library and Information Services and the RI Center for the Book that provides continuity between school and summer reading through programming that connects students with local libraries. The TD Charitable Foundation grant will be used to provide increased access to reading resources and programming to diverse and underserved areas throughout Rhode Island.
“The Center for the Book and our volunteers who develop our programs are thrilled to have this opportunity from TD Charitable Foundation,” said Kate Lentz, Director of the RI Center for the Book, “This grant will allow us to reach more communities, strengthening connections, promoting literacy, and supporting a love of reading and learning in children across the state.”
A partnership between the RI Office of Library and Information Services and the RI Center for the Book, Kids Reading Across Rhode Island is made possible with major support from TD Bank and TD Charitable Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.