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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Library Receives Umpqua Bank Grant


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Holli McConnell from Umpqua Bank, pictured on the left, presents a $3,800 check to Friends of the Library; Audrey Eaton, Carolyn Laib, Sylvia Beuhler, and Betty Keller

DAYTON – Last year, Vicki Zoller, library assistant at Dayton Memorial Library, wrote a grant request to Umpqua Bank asking for help funding the library's monthly Family Story Time and Dinner. They responded with a $3,800.00 contribution.

The money goes toward food for the dinner, provided by Melissa Weatherford of Grassroot Catering at Blue Mountain Station, and for new books each month for participating families, Zoller said.

"Studies have shown that book ownership helps increase literacy, and we want kids to have their very own books to start building a reading library at home," said Z...

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