Librarian awarded $1,000 prize, plans to use it for books

PHARR — A local elementary school librarian will be awarded a monetary prize from H-E-B.

Linda Hinojosa, a librarian at Berta Palacios Elementary, will be awarded $1,000 through the H-E-B Read 3 program. The money will be used to purchase books for students during campus literacy events.

“I was surprised when I received the news on our most recent prize, but I was also extremely happy,” Hinojosa said in a news release. “I would like to thank our PSJA Library Director Mrs. Nora Galvan for the support she has shown me. She has always encouraged librarians to apply for grants that will benefit our students.”

According to the release, Hinojosa plans to use the money for campus events such as Bingo for Books and their Dr. Seuss Literacy Carnival. She hopes that the prize will help students increase their reading comprehension with access to new books.

A representative from H-E-B will be on campus to deliver Hinojosa the $1,000 check in late November.