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Waynesboro Public Library awarded grant to expand Spanish collection

Crystal Graham

library spanish collection books The Waynesboro Public Library is now better prepared to serve Spanish-speaking residents with a new collection of books funded through a grant.

Demographic data shows Waynesboro racial/ethnic groups at 74.4 percent White, 10.9 percent Black and 8.9 percent Hispanic. Data shows the Hispanic/Latino population had the most growth in Waynesboro from 2010 to 2021.

Through a grant from Penguin Random House and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the library was able to expand their collection of Spanish books.

Community partners helped the library identify books to carry at the library.

The adult Spanish collection of books now includes topics like citizenship, education, history, fiction and more.

For more information on the library, visit https://www.waynesboro.va.us/354/Library




Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.