[Libs-Or] Book Grants available from First Book?Portland, OR

Joanna Burgess burgessj at reed.edu
Sun Jan 30 22:35:17 PST 2011

Book Grants available from First Book?Portland

Starting January 31, 2011, First Book-Portland, OR is accepting grant  
applications from local nonprofit organizations serving children in  
need. Teachers and directors of local preschools, child care centers,  
after-school programs, tutoring and mentoring programs are encouraged  
to apply for grants to purchase new books to give to the children in  
their programs. To be eligible to receive a First Book grant,  
organizations are required to: incorporate reading as part of their  
program activities, serve children and families from low-income  
households, provide multiple distributions (between six and twelve) to  
each child in the program, support the child's ongoing education  
outside of the school classroom setting, and serve children in  
Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. Applications are due by  
Monday, February 28, 2011.

To receive a grant application, please contact Kathleen Brennan-Hunter  
at portland_or at firstbook.org. You can learn more about First Book at  

Joanna Burgess, Co-Chair First Book-Portland, OR

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