[Libs-Or] FW: Big Read Grants Available!

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Fri Oct 24 08:10:37 PDT 2014


Get your community on the same page! Big Read grants available.
The Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enrichment.
Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.
To review the Guidelines and Application Instructions, visit http://www.neabigread.org/application_process.php.
Application deadline: January 28, 2015 by 4:00pm CST
Follow @NEABigRead on Twitter for all the latest info and news.
We are proud to announce the addition of a new title to The Big Read catalog this year: Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat Edwidge Danticat grew up in Haiti, raised by her uncle, then moved to the United States with parents and siblings she hardly knew. This poignant memoir explores the contrasting lives of her uncle in Haiti and her father in America, and delves deep into themes of family, home and tradition.
Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email thebigread at artsmidwest.org.
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Looking to get your community on the same page? Here's a grant opportunity for your nonprofit! Submit an application to The Big Read for a chance to receive a grant to host a community-wide reading program in your area. Applications due Wednesday, January 28. http://bit.ly/1516BRapp
Grant opportunity for #libraries, #museums, and #nonprofits! The Big Read reading initiative: http://bit.ly/1516BRapp To change your subscription settings, including changing to a digest or to leave the list, please send an email to szach at amrms.com.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Support and Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

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