CRESTVIEW — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a $1,300 grant to the Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library for its Summer Reading Program in the Carver-Hill area of Crestview.


CRESTVIEW — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a $1,300 grant to the Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library for its Summer Reading Program in the Carver-Hill area of Crestview.



The program, open to children ages 4-12, takes place 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday starting June 4 at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church Annex, 502 McDonald St., Crestview.



This year’s theme is “LOL @ the Crestview Public Library.”



The six-week outreach program encourages children living in the underserved area to retain certain reading levels, library administrators said.



“This grant will allow us to purchase books for various reading levels,” library director Jean Lewis said. “The children will be able to keep the books, which will encourage them to continue reading throughout the summer.”