Augusta County Library received a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its Read & Feed program. NACo holds this awards program to recognize innovative county government programs. Award recipients created programs that offered new services to county residents, filled gaps in available services, and promoted intergovernmental cooperation and coordination in addressing shared problems.
Read & Feed is a literacy and nutrition outreach program for children and their families. Augusta County Library collaborated with the nutritionist of Augusta County Public Schools, H.K. Cassell Elementary, Craigsville Elementary, the town of Craigsville, and community volunteers to create and launch Read & Feed. This free program provides elementary school-aged children, their parents, and siblings with nutritious meals, literacy and STEAM programming, and access to library books during the summer months.