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February 2011, Volume 3, Issue 2

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Public Library Survey
February 1-March 31

2011 National African American Read-in
February 1-28

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 6-12

ACRL 2011 Conference
March 30-April 2

School Library Month

School Library Survey
April 1-May 18

National D.E.A.R. Day
April 12

National Library Week
April 10-16

South Dakota Library Week
April 10-16

National Preservation Week
April 24-30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Electronic Resources help History Day research

Grant Opportunities


Dollar General Summer Reading Grants

Deadline: March 1

This $1000 provided by Dollar General provides financial assistance to summer reading programs. The applicant must be a YALSA member and present an outline for a teen-focused summer reading program in a library. For more application information visit the YALSA website


Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative

Deadline: March 30

The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities. 501(c)3 organizations that run school, after-school, summer, community, day-care, and library reading and literacy programs that have an annual operating budget of less than $95,000 are eligible (schools and libraries are exempt from this budget requirement) and be located in an underserved community with a population of less than 50,000. Details and applications are available at the Roads to Reading website.


Snapdragon Book Foundation

Deadline: April 15

The Snapdragon Book Foundation provides funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children. Grants will be awarded to public, private, and experimental schools. Visit the Snapdragon Book Foundation's website for more information.





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