JOHN DAY - The Grant County Library is beginning to roll out new books received through a grant from the Libri Foundation's Books for Children program.
The library's application for the grant was enabled by a donation for children's books from Drs. Andrew and Andrea Janssen. The Books for Children program matches community contributions on a 2-to-1 basis.
The library also received $350 worth of math and science books from the Libri Foundation, thanks to a donation by Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman.
Librarian Amy Turnbull said the books were chosen from a list provided by the Libri Foundation that includes award-winning and classic books. The library acquired both fiction and nonfiction titles.
The nonfiction works include "Paleo Bugs," "Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World," "Extreme Scientists," and "Prehistoric Actual Size." Fiction titles include several new "Hank the Cow Dog" books and books in the Margaret Peterson Haddix series "The Shadow Children."
The new books will be featured in a display at the library, 507 S. Canyon Blvd. The library's Bookmobile, which visits outlying communities October through May, will also have a number of the books available for check-out.