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The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality children’s book to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.  The foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. 

 The Libri Foundation, by matching funds raised by local sponsors, enables a library to obtain children’s books it could not otherwise acquire due to budgetary constraints.  The Foundation matched, at a 2-to-1 ratio, the funds donated by the Ann Hoskinson Memorial Fund. 

 The Ann Hoskinson Kunkle Memorial Fund is a special fund to be used to benefit the New Florence Community Library.  Ms. Kunkle was a native of our area and taught school in Japan for over 15 years.  This fund is a tribute to her memory by her former students.

 The New Florence Community Library received 67 books with a retail value of $1054.

 Libri Foundation Books 2012

Pictured with the books is Librarian, Peggy Betz and Adda Lee Hoskinson, niece of Ms. Kunkle.

List of Libri Foundation titles for 2012

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by Dan Santat                                     Just for Elephants by Carol Buckley

Albert, the Dog Who Like to Ride in Taxis by Cynthia Zarin                   Knockout! by George Sullivan

The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia C. McKissack           Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins        Liar, Liar by Gary Paulsen

A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker                                                        The London Eye Mystery by Disbhan Dowd

Big Bad Bunny by Fanny Billingsley                                                       Mail Harry to the Moon!  by Robie Harris

Bodies from the Ice by James M. Dean                                                       Mine!  by Shutta Crum

The Boy Who Invented TV by Kathleen Krull                                         Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer

Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy                                                           Miss Brooks Loves Books! by Barbara Bottner

Buffalo Song by Joseph Bruchac                                                               Mudshark by Gary Paulsen

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald      My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian

Cinderella Smith by Stephanie Barden                                                   My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath 

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh                                                          Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury

The Danger Box by Blue Balliett                                                            The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Day Leo Said I Hate You! By Robie Harris                                    The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall

Everything but the Horse by Holly Hobbie                                          The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall

The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor                  The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! by Mo Willems

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell                                                       The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! by Mo Willems

Flat Broke by Gary Paulsen                                                                  Pigs Make Me Sneeze! by Mo Willems

The Governor’s Dog is Missing by Sneed B. Collard III                     Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman                                                Pop! : The invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy

Guys Write for Guys Read edited by Jon Scieszka                            The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin 

Higher! Higher! By Leslie Patricelli                                                    Project Seahorse by Pamela S. Turner

The Hive Detectives by Loree Griffin Burns                                       The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin

How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly? by Steve Jenkins                 The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

I Am a Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines                                   Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems                                             Storm Runners by Roland Smith

I Love My New Toy!  by Mo Willems                                                 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbbs                                      They Called Themselves the K.K.K. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

I Will Surprise My Friend! by Mo Willems                                        Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck                                                         Twenty-Odd Ducks by Lynne Truss

Insect Detective by Steve Voake                                                           Under the Night Sky by Amy Lundebrek

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds                                                                     Written in Bone by Sally M. Walker

The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer



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