A.L. Brown Media Center receives $42,000 Hinson Grant

A.L. Brown Media Center receives $42,000 Hinson Grant
Posted on 12/10/2014
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A.L. Brown High School has received a $42,000 grant from the Foy T. and Gertrude M. Hinson Memorial Trust. The money will be used to add materials to the A.L. Brown Media Center. Among the items the grant will provide are books, encyclopedias, laptops, DVDs, and electronic books. The Hinson grant will make it possible to expand the media center’s print collection and help meet the growing demand for electronic books.

 

“Eighty-five percent of A.L. Brown students own smart phones,” says A.L. Brown Media Coordinator, Susan Monteith. “Phones are another way they can access books, and we want to maximize the availability of reading to a 21st century student. The small number of e-books we currently have are checked out all the time. This grant will allow us to significantly expand our e-book collection and meet the needs of our students. We’re extremely grateful to the Hinson Trust for giving our students the tools they need to be successful, and we appreciate their support.”

 

According to Katie Bogle, A.L. Brown Media Coordinator, the new materials provided by the grant are being ordered now and should be available to students starting in January

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