August 2009, Volume 1, Issue 8
Check Your Fall Calendars
Library Card Sign-Up Month
Banned Books Week
Sept. 26 - Oct. 3
Indian Education Summit
Festival of Books
Oct. 2-4 in Deadwood
SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 7-9 in Aberdeen
Teen Read Week
Family and Youth Programs support libraries, museums
Deadline: August 26, 2009
The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for the Family and Youth Programs funding opportunity. This is part of the Endowment's We The People initiative. The Endowment is seeking proposals for public programs that encourage intergenerational learning about and reflection on significant topics in U.S. history and culture. The grants will support programming that is tailored to youth and/or family audiences at libraries, museums, historical societies and sites, parks, and other places in the community. The projects should strengthen knowledge and appreciation of American history among young people through activities outside the classroom, or encourage families to explore themes and ideas from American history together.
If you have any questions, contact the Endowment's Division of Public Programs at either (202) 606-8269 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the National Endowment for the Humanities website.
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Grant Program
Deadline: September 4, 2009
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has announced its 2010 National Grant competition. The Foundation's grant-making program seeks to develop or expand projects designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children. A total of approximately $650,000 will be awarded; no grant request should exceed $65,000.
For more information, visit Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's website.
Picturing America School Collaboration Projects
Deadline: October 7, 2009
Building on the national distribution of Picturing America, the National Endowment for the Humanities invites proposals for local and regional projects that foster collaboration between K-12 educators and humanities scholars to encourage engagement with the rich resources of American art to tell America’s story. The Picturing America School Collaboration Projects grant opportunity is designed to help teachers and librarians whose schools display the Picturing America images form connections with courses in the core curriculum. These projects will be grounded in the great works of art included in Picturing America, which is part of the Endowment’s We the People program.
For more information, visit the National Endowment for the Humanities website.
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