Anoka County Library has been awarded a $250 Mississippi Watershed grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. The funds will be used to purchase and promote youth and children’s books about watersheds, water quality protection, and other water-related topics for both the Anoka County Library and Columbia Heights Library.
Two special, literacy-based family fun night events are being held to celebrate the grant:
- Wednesday, April 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Columbia Heights Library, 3939 Central Ave., N.E.
- Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mississippi Library, 410 Mississippi St. N.E., Fridley
Both family fun night events will feature a story and crafts, songs, games, or STEAM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) activities. In addition, an online book list has been published to serve as a resource to find water-themed books.
“We’re delighted to provide our community an opportunity to learn more about watersheds, and combine nature and play through the family fun night events,” said Library Director Maggie Snow.
About the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is a special-purpose unit of local government that works to protect and improve water quality and habitat in an urban watershed. The MWMO invests in people and infrastructure to support clean water, and provides knowledge, scientific data and expertise to help manage vital water resources. Learn more at mwmo.org.