October 2012, Volume 4, Issue 9
Check Your Calendars!!
Banned Books Week
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6
SDLA Annual Conference
Teen Read Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
National Novel Writing Month
International Games Day
American Education Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
SIRS is your US Presidential election source and more
Kids Need to Read
Kids Need to Read provides books to under-funded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. For more information and the online application go to community.kidsneedtoread.org.
ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2012
The Association for Library Services to Children and Candlewick Press offer the "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" grant, created to honor Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree author Kate DiCamillo and the themes represented in her books. The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done. More information and the grant application are available at www.ala.org.