Hoeven Donates Books to Minot Public Schools

Books Secured from the Library of Congress

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today donated 285 books to Minot Public Schools in recognition of the school community’s resilience throughout the flood event earlier this year. Hoeven’s office selected the books through the Surplus Books Program of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

“Despite tremendous amounts of damage to Minot’s public schools, the community has worked successfully to save its school libraries. These books are helping our schools and students take one more step toward recovery,” Hoeven said.

Hoeven presented the books this morning to school representatives at Central Campus High School’s library. They will be distributed for use in libraries of Minot Public Schools, and are intended to help schools that were affected by floodwaters, including Lincoln Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary School and Erik Ramstad Middle School.

The Library of Congress’ Surplus Books Program makes volumes available for donation to educational institutions, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, and public agencies of local and state governments or other federal agencies.

The books covered a variety of fiction and nonfiction topics, and included popular new and classic titles in a range of reading levels including “The View at the Zoo,” by Kathleen Long Bostrom, “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens, and an anthology of twentieth century French literature.

Hoeven at the event also reported on the status of federal funding for the state’s flood recovery efforts. North Dakota is scheduled to receive more than $1 billion in federal disaster relief funding.

Minot Book Donation