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Kindergarteners push library toward goal

By Judy Reed

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

Carrie Dault’s kindergarten class showed just how that’s done when they arrived at the Cedar Springs Public Library Wednesday, December 19, with a donation of $92.70 to go toward the $50,000 matching grant for a new library. And they did it in just three weeks.

Carrie Dault’s kindergarten class holding money they couldn’t wait to donate to the Cedar Springs Public Library. Post photo by J. Reed.

Carrie Dault’s kindergarten class holding money they couldn’t wait to donate to the Cedar Springs Public Library. Post photo by J. Reed.

Dault said the kids have been earning money for the project since the beginning of December by doing odd jobs at home. The kids shared with Children’s Librarian Shannon Vanderhyde how they raised the money. Examples included cleaning the house, washing dishes, picking up toys, making dinner, cleaning off the table, and one little boy even said he earned money by cleaning the cat litter.

Another little boy had a special coin he donated—a 50-cent piece.

All the children were proud of being able to help, and each of the children were given two dollars of the money to give to Vanderhyde before they filed out to get back on the bus.

Watch the Post for an update on whether the library reached its goal for the matching grant and what the future holds.

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