Literacy Volunteers on the Green in New Milford has announced it has received a $1,145 award from ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund.

The National Book Fund provides adult education and literacy programs throughout the United States with grant awards to help purchase high-quality educational materials and resources needed to support their literacy initiatives.

“Every year, we receive a number of compelling, high-quality applicants,” said Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy.

“ProLiteracy is excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the National Book Fund with the bold vision of putting one book each in the hands of 125,000 adult learners nationwide,” Morgan said.

“Over 305,000 adults, youth, and children improved their reading skills as a result of this initiative, and more than 33,000 tutors and literacy volunteers have received the resources they need to provide direct literacy instruction to students,” he said.

New Readers Press, the publishing division of ProLiteracy, provides the books and materials for the National Book Fund.

These books are high-quality instructional materials specially written to meet the needs of adult literacy students, instructors, and trainers. Adult literacy programs can chose from more than 400 New Readers Press titles.