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May 2010
Volume 2, Issue 5

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota
throughout 2010

Choose Privacy Week
May 2-8, 2010

Preservation Week
May 9-15, 2010

Children’s Book Week
May 10-16, 2010

SD School Library Survey
Deadline May 31, 2010

ALA Annual Conference
June 24-29, 2010

Summer Boredom Buster

World Book Logo

Grant Opportunities

Matching Books for Babies

Deadline: September 15

In partnership with Nordstrom, ALTAFF will award 20 grants for $500 each to match $1,075 raised by selected Friends of the Library groups, women’s groups, libraries, and other nonprofits. Any type of nonprofit organization with a current program or interest in starting a Books for Babies program is encouraged to apply. For more information go to


First Book

Deadline: Ongoing

First Book is a nonprofit organization that annually provides millions of books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families. Register today to connect your program or school to First Book's resources at


RGK Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

The RGK Foundation is an independent foundation which awards a wide variety of grants that fulfill their mission in the following areas: Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to nonprofit organizations. For details go to


Jenny Jones Community Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Talk show host and philanthropist Jenny Jones has announced that she will donate an additional $1 million to continue her Jenny's Heroes community grant program. Jenny's Heroes provides grants of up to $25,000 each to fund projects that promise long-term community benefits. Through the 50 grant recipients so far, funds have been used to provide items and services such as library books, school computers, and coats for children in domestic violence shelters. The program's focus is primarily on smaller communities where fundraising can be difficult. For more information visit


ALA, books, community, grants, health

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