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September 2009, Volume 1, Issue 9

Check Your Fall Calendars

Banned Books Week
Sept. 26 - Oct. 3

Indian Education Summit
Sept. 27-29

Festival of Books
Oct. 2-4 in Deadwood

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 7-9 in Aberdeen

Teen Read Week
Oct. 18-24

YARP Voting Begins
Oct. 18

Grant Opportunities

Tips and Resources

A three-part article, "Tips to Get the Grant Funding You Need" (PDF), by Karen Stinson and Phyl Renninger (Local/State Funding Report, June 22, June 29, and July 13, 2009) suggests ways to raise your chances of success.


Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, 2009 Edition (PDF) – covers grants to public, academic, research, school and special libraries, and to archives and museums for activities related to conservation and preservation. Grant listings are on pages 22-76.


ALSC Light the Way Grant

Deadline: November 1, 2009

ALSC, in partnership with Candlewick Press, is once again offering the “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” grant in 2010. This $3,000 grant is presented in honor of Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree Kate DiCamillo. For more details go to ALSC Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant.


Great Stories CLUB Grants

Deadline: November 2, 2009

The Great Stories CLUB (Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens and Books) is a book club program designed to reach underserved, troubled teen populations through books that are relevant to their lives. All types of libraries (public, school, academic and special) located within or working in partnership with facilities serving troubled teens in the U.S. and its territories are eligible to apply. For more information go to ALA's Great Stories CLUB.


Target Field Trip Grants Program

Deadline: November 3, 2009

Grants of up to $800 will be awarded to K-12 education professionals conducting art, science and cultural field trips, community service or civics projects, career enrichment opportunities, and other events or activities away from the school. For more information, visit Target Company's Field Trip Grants.


YALSA’s Great Books Giveaway Award

Deadline: December 1, 2009

Would you like 1,200 new young adult materials for your library? Each year the YALSA office receives approximately 1,200 newly published books, videos, CD's and audiocassettes, materials that have been targeted primarily towards young adults. Publishers and producers submit copies for selection committees to review and nominate. To make room for newly arriving materials YALSA and the cooperating publishers are offering one year's worth of review materials as a contribution to a library in need. For more details and eligibility guidelines go to YALSA's Great Books Giveaway.


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