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October 2010
Volume 2, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

National Reading Group month
October, 2010

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 17-23, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

National Novel Writing Month
November, 2010

Native American Heritage Month
November, 2010

National Gaming Day
November 13, 2010

Grant Opportunties

EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Library Service Award

Deadline: December 1

This award provides a $1000 honorarium to a public library serving a population of under 10,000 for demonstrating excellent service to its community through an overall program or a special program.

Application Information.

Romance Writers of America Library Grant

Deadline: December 1

Romance Writers of America provides $4500 to a public library to build or expand its romance fiction collection or romance fiction programming.

Application Information.

BWI Summer Reading Program Grant

Deadline: December 1

This grant provides $3000 in financial assistance to outstanding public library summer reading programs. The applicants must be personal members of ALSC and ALA.

Application Information.

Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming

Deadline: December 15

This annual award goes to a school library that has conducted an exemplary program or program series in the humanities during the prior school year. It consists of (1) a $4,000 cash award; (2) a plaque; and (3) the promotion of the winner as a model program for other school libraries.

Application Information.

Build-A-Bear Literacy and Education Grants

Deadline: December 31

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation supports charities in the U.S. and Canada through grant programs including Literacy and Education Grants which provide support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs, and literacy programs for children with special needs.

Application Information.

ALA, ALSC, funding, grants, literacy, school library, summer reading, writers

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