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James Patterson giving another $250,000 to school libraries

 

FILE - In this May 3, 2006, file photo, author James Patterson contemplates a question during an interview at his home overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, Fla.  Just two weeks after launching a $1.25 million project to help public school libraries, Patterson is adding another $250,000. The best-selling author has received more than 10,500 applications for funding, and Patterson announced Monday, March 23, 2015, he wants to keep up with the "immediate and overwhelming response."  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

FILE – In this May 3, 2006, file photo, author James Patterson contemplates a question during an interview at his home overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, Fla. Just two weeks after launching a $1.25 million project to help public school libraries, Patterson is adding another $250,000. The best-selling author has received more than 10,500 applications for funding, and Patterson announced Monday, March 23, 2015, he wants to keep up with the “immediate and overwhelming response.” (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks after launching a $1.25 million project to help publicschool libraries, James Patterson is adding another $250,000.

The best-selling author has received more than 10,500 applications for funding, and Patterson announced Monday March 23, 2015, he wants to keep up with the “immediate and overwhelming response.” The project’s co-sponsor, Scholastic Reading Club, is matching each dollar from Patterson with points that teachers can use for classroom materials.Schools have been seeking sums ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, for everything from new books to flooding repairs.

Patterson already has given more than $1 million to independent booksellers around the country, an initiative he started in 2013.

 

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