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Friends of Summit County Library seeks donations for Kamas Valley branch

Donations sought for Kamas Valley library
The Friends of the Summit County Library is seeking donations to help with the construction of a new Kamas Valley branch of the Summit County Library. According to the nonprofit's website, friendsofsummitcountylibrary.com, the Summit County Council approved funding for the facility, but the constraints on the budget limited the amenities to the basics. Friends of the Summit County Library is aiming to raise $30,000 to fund extra items in the library, such as a 3-D printer, 10 public computers and coding club licenses. Donors who give $25 or more will be recognized on a wall or plaque in the new library.

Publishing company offers free books
The Mighty Pawn Publishing Company is offering book donations to programs that advance literacy in children, use books to enhance dialogue and bonding between children and adults and develop critical thinking skills. According to a press release, representatives from the Florida-based company recently visited Park City and are eager to spread the word about their free literacy outreach program, Pawn Advances Reading. Organizations or programs that are interested in taking part in the program can contact Sue Davis at 970-306-2412 or visit the Pawn Advances Reading Website, themightypawn.com.

Park City student is National Merit Scholar
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Park City High School student Daniel Tabin has been named a National Merit Scholar. According to a press release, winners of the award receive scholarships between $500 and $2,000 for up to four years of undergraduate study. Tabin received his scholarship from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and stated that he will likely pursue an education in computer science. To win the scholarships, students had to write an essay describing their school leadership, community activities and academic record. They also had to be endorsed by a high school official.