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Feburary 2009, Volume 1, Issue 2

Learning Express Library

Featured Electronic Resource of the Month

School Libraries Count!

2009 Survey Deadline: March 12

National Library Week

April 12-18, 2009

How does your library promote itself?

Send your PR Pointers to: Jane Healy

grant opportunities

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN – Libri Foundation

Deadline: April 15, 2009

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States. For more information about the Books for Children grant visit the Libri Foundation website,

IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf

Deadline: March 9, 2009

The Institute of Museum and Library Services will award 1,000 additional sets of the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf in 2009. The Bookshelf is a set of resources selected by conservation/preservation experts throughout the country on caring for and preserving special collections of various types. For more information:

Education/ Literacy Grants - Women Helping Others Foundation

Deadline: March 17, 2009

WHO Foundation Education/Literacy grants provide funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico to support free after school organizations and for the implementation or expansion of education and/or literacy programs for low-income children of all ages. Visit the WHO Foundation Web site for complete program information.

The American Association of School Librarians Conference Travel Grants

Deadline: March 2, 2009

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 travel grants for first-time National Conference attendees to its 14th National Conference & Exhibition in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 5-8, 2009. Those interested in applying can download the application at

ALA, grants

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