James Patterson Announces First Round of School Libraries to Receive Grants

James Patterson is announcing the first round of school libraries to receive grants from an initiative he and Scholastic Reading Club launched in March, and he continues to raise the amount of money he will donate.
The best-selling author said Tuesday that he has given $500,000 to 127 schools, from Berryville Middle School in Arkansas to the Pierre Indian Learning Center in South Dakota. On Tuesday, he committed an additional $250,000, the second time he increased funding by $250,000.