Bark River – Harris Schools will launch a “Literary Ladies” book club because of the selection by the M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) to receive a $3,000 grant from the Women’s Giving Circle Endowment Fund. The grant funding will be used to purchase books for three specific book clubs – upper elementary, junior high and high school. Each club will meet 4 – 6 times throughout this coming school year to discuss the books. Dr. Kristina Hansen, Bark River – Harris Schools Student Success Coordinator, submitted the grant application to the Community Foundation for consideration. She stated “The selected literature will have strong female characters and themes that connect to issues facing young women. These rich literary experiences will allow these students to increase their reading comprehension skills, public speaking abilities, and critical thinking capabilities. ”The announcement was made during an in-service day at the school. Paula Gruszynski, MMACF Executive Director, made the award presentation.