COSHOCTON -- Alltel Wireless presented the Coshocton Public Library with $500 to help fund the cost of new children's books.

"Alltel has always been committed to providing educational opportunities in the communities we serve," said Ken Erdmann, vice president general manager for Alltel Wireless. "We are so excited to be a part of Coshocton and hope that our contribution to the library's children's section allows it to grow and flourish."

Alltel presented the donation before the library began its "Pizza and Pages Book Discussion Group," a monthly library event that allows Coshocton kids to not only read and learn about a new book, but also socialize and have pizza.

"Our kids are so happy to have new books," said Cathy Haynes, public relations coordinator for the Coshocton Public library. "Alltel's generous donation will help encourage our kids to learn and enjoy reading."

In honor of the donation, books in the children's section funded by Alltel's donation will now have a labeled front page notifying the reader of the contributed funds.

About Alltel Wireless

Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), doing business as Alltel Wireless, is a wireless telecommunications provider serving customers in six states. Headquartered in Little Rock, AR., AWCC is a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI).

For more information, please visit http://alltelwireless.com or http://awcc.com.