Alberta library gets FCC grant for bilingual programming

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The Falher Library/Bibliothèque Dentiger is one of 10 community groups to receive a grant from the FCC Expression Fund.

“This library is a vibrant bilingual learning and social centre serving two municipalities and the surrounding area,” said Farm Credit Canada. “FCC funds will allow this BiblioTECH to expand and promote its French e-learning resources and overall French programming and services.

The library, which was awarded $5,250, offers a number of services and programs along with innovative outreach such as last month’s ‘Blind Date with a Book’ (which are chosen by the library and wrapped so readers don’t know what book they have until they get home and unwrap it). Two national projects and seven other provincial ones received grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 from the fund.

Since 2008, the FCC Expression Fund has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to support early childhood initiatives for francophone families outside of Quebec and anglophone communities in Quebec. Applications for next year’s grants must be submitted by December. Eligibility requirements and more info is at the FCC website.

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