[kids-lib] Grant Opportunity: We the People

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Oct 29 09:37:48 PDT 2009

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 We the People "A More Perfect Union" Bookshelf, a collaborative grant project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.  For more information, and to download applications visit their website at: http://publicprograms.ala.org/bookshelf/index.php
Here are few key pieces of information I pulled from their website:
A total of 4,000 public and school (K-12) libraries will be selected to receive the "A More Perfect Union" Bookshelf. Awards will be announced in April 2010. 
Successful applicants will receive a set of classic hardcover books for young readers, all related to the "A More Perfect Union" theme. The set includes sixteen books in English appropriate for reading levels from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Applicants may choose to receive some of these books in Spanish translation. 
All public libraries and school libraries (K-12) in the United States and its territories are eligible to apply. Libraries with collections that circulate to the general public and offer reading-based programs for the general public are also eligible to apply. Libraries may also collaborate with other (non-library) organizations, such as museums, historical societies, civic groups, home schools, or home school consortia, to develop and deliver programs; however, the Bookshelves must be housed in the libraries to which they are awarded. 
In return for receiving a Bookshelf, libraries are required to organize programs that introduce the books and the "A More Perfect Union" theme to the library's students, young patrons, or intergenerational audiences. Programs should take place between May 1, 2010, and April 30, 2011. 
Libraries will also receive supplementary materials for programming, including bookplates, bookmarks, and posters. 

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528
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