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Posted on: September 4, 2019

MCBDDS helps Dayton Metro Library expand its collection

The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS) recently helped the Dayton Metro Library win a grant to expand its collection of reading materials geared to the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

"Back in January, we approached the Dayton Metro Library's leadership with an idea:  Apply for a grant from The Disability Foundation to expand the Library's collection of high interest/low vocabulary reading materials," said Janice Saddler Rice, MCBDDS's director of Communications.  "Our goal was to see that adults with developmental disabilities -- who are already keen users of library services -- have more reading materials suited to their needs."  MCBDDS then co-wrote the grant application with library staff.

In April, Dayton Metro Library leadership learned that The Disability Foundation had awarded it $7,000 toward the purchase of Hi/Low materials.

“People turn to the Library for their educational and recreational opportunities,” said Holly Varley, the Library's Collection Development director. “Providing a wider selection of Hi/Low materials is vital to supporting individuals in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” 

For more details about this grant, visit

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