[OYAN] Great Stories Club: A Reading Program for Underserved Youth (Apply by July 9)

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Mon May 21 11:19:48 PDT 2018

Please pardon the cross-posting.


“The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the Great Stories Club, a grant program in which library workers lead book club programs with underserved teens…”

Here are the main criteria of the eligibility requirements<https://apply.ala.org/greatstories/guidelines#requirements>:
Applications will be accepted from all types of libraries (public, school, academic and special) in the United States and its territories that meet one of the following criteria:

·         The applicant library is located within an organization that reaches underserved, under-resourced, or at-risk teens (e.g., a tribal library, alternative high school, juvenile detention facility), OR;

·         The applicant library is working with a partner organization that reaches underserved, under-resourced, or at-risk teens…

Applications are due July 9th.

More information is below and here: https://apply.ala.org/greatstories/.


Jen Maurer, MLS
School Library Consultant
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From: American Library Association [mailto:publicprograms at ala.org]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2018 7:23 AM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: A reading program for underserved youth


Do you love reading and want to help young people in your community love it as well?

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the Great Stories Club, a grant program in which library workers lead book club programs with underserved teens.

Working with small groups of teens, grantees will host reading and discussion programs for up to four thematically related books chosen to resonate with reluctant readers struggling with complex issues like academic probation, detention, incarceration, violence and poverty.
[Learn More]<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03NjM3ODI3JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NTQ5NzM2MDA/index.html>

Up to 150 libraries will be selected. All types of libraries are eligible, as long as they work in partnership with, or are located within, organizations that serve under-resourced youth. Read the full project guidelines.<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03NjM3ODI3JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NTQ5NzM2MDE/index.html>

Choose one or both of the following themes:

  *   "Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides" (View the titles for this theme<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03NjM3ODI3JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NTQ5NzM2MDI/index.html>)
  *   "What Makes a Hero? Self, Society and Rising to the Occasion" (View the titles for this theme<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03NjM3ODI3JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NTQ5NzM2MDM/index.html>)

Benefits include:

  *   11 copies of each of the selected titles (10 to gift to participants, one for the library collection)
  *   Travel and accommodation expenses paid for one library staff member to attend a project orientation workshop in Chicago. (Libraries selected to implement both themes may be assigned to attend only one workshop)
  *   Additional training, resources and support

Visit apply.ala.org/greatstories<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03NjM3ODI3JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NTQ5NzM2MDU/index.html> for full project guidelines and to apply online. Apply by July 9, 2018.

Questions? Contact ALA's Public Programs Office at publicprograms at ala.org<mailto:publicprograms at ala.org?subject=Great%20Stories%20Club>.


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