September 2013, Volume 5, Issue 8
Check Your Calendars!!
Library Card Sign-up Month
International Literacy Day
SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood
Banned Books Week
Banned Websites Awareness Day
Tri-Conference: NDLA, MPLA, SDLA 2013
The Library: All Travelers Welcome
Sept. 25-27, Sioux Falls
Assn. of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference
Sept. 25-28, Omaha
Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2013
Teen Read Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Beyond the Great Gatsby: e-resources for book groups and literature
Deadline: First come, first served
USA TODAY Education is offering teachers free classroom subscriptions to the electronic (digital) edition of USA TODAY. Grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
Deadline: November 1, 2013
The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants of up to $5,000 for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.
Deadline: December 1, 2013
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.
Deadline: February 1, 2014
This Capstone sponsored grant of $2500 is for AASL members working with kindergarten through ninth grade in a school library.
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions, including libraries, improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
First Book's mission is to make high quality books and educational resources available to schools and programs serving children in need, from birth to age 18. They offer book grants, book discounts, and other resources to organizations serving children from low-income families.
This grant, sponsored by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, awards up to $3,000 for projects involving deep learning. Applications are due by the fifteenth of the month to be considered for that month.
The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust awards small grants for school and public libraries seeking to offer innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for teenagers. Applications that feature new or creative programs will receive special consideration over those simply seeking funds for collection development or for a book discussion group.
The Wish You Well Foundation supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.
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