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Chelsea District Library Awarded Grant for 'Authors in Chelsea' Program

The $6,000 grant was awarded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The Chelsea District Library recently received a $6,000 grant from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

The grant was one of nearly 312 applications to compete for the MCACA fiscal year 2013 funding.

“We are very grateful to MCACA for funding this grant, which will enable us to continue to obtain nationally known authors for this program, which serves Chelsea schoolchildren in grades 2, 4 and 6," Karen Persello, head librarian of Youth and Teen Services said. "Over 600 children and adults participated in Authors in Chelsea 2012, and we look forward to involving even more in 2013."

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local support of the project includes Chelsea School District, Chelsea Education Foundation and the Friends of Chelsea District Library.

The "Authors in Chelsea" program brings authors and illustrators to Chelsea Schools to explore the art and craft of writing and illustrating with children. The program takes place each year in March.

For more information about library programs, visit www.chelsea.lib.mi.us.

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