“Tell Your Tale” Student Program

Background

Mason County District Library (MCDL) is a recipient of one of the Library of Michigan’s 2021 Public Library Services grant awards! Grants of various amounts have been awarded to 139 public libraries to purchase supplies and materials for increased programming opportunities in their communities this year. The grants can be for improved or new programs related to technology, children or teens, or literacy support and range from $500 to $2,500. The total funds awarded are $260,703. The funded programs are a wide range of creative ideas from libraries throughout the state. If you would like more information about the LSTA Public Library Services Grant program, please go to www.michigan.gov/lsta in the Public Library Services grant section. A list of the individual library grantees is posted there.

Student Opportunities to Tell Your Tale

Mason County District Library’s award will fund the Tell Your Tale program this summer. The Tell Your Tale program will encourage students to write a story and convert it to video. Students will receive help and guidance with writing, filming and editing their stories. At the end of the program students will have a complete video and will have hands-on experience with movie editing software.

Summer Reading Program 2021 Connection

The MCDL Summer Reading Program runs from the end of the school year in June until school is in session in September. This year’s theme is Tails & Tales. MCDL is delighted to have the opportunity to mentor with students to help them tell their own tale.

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