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March 2011, Volume 3, Issue 3

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 6-12

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
March 30

Public Library Survey, closes March 31

ACRL Conference
March 30-April 2

School Library Month
April 1-30

National Poetry Month
April 1-30

School Library Survey, April 1- May 18

Money Smart Week®
April 2-9

South Dakota Library Week, April 10-16

National Library Week
April 10-16

National Preservation Week
April 24-30

El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
April 30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Resources to help you celebrate the holidays

Grant Opportunities


Dream Library Makeover

Deadline: March 31

The Library Store, Inc. will award a $5.000 Dream Library Makeover grant to a library with a unique room renovation idea. Applications will be evaluated on need and creativity. For more information and an application go to The Library Store's website.


"We Love Libraries" Lottery

Deadline: January - December (monthly)

The mystery-genre group Sisters in Crime is offering monthly grants of $1,000 throughout 2011 to U.S. libraries through its “We Love Libraries” lotteries. At the end of each month, a winner will be drawn from entries received. To enter, simply complete the entry form and upload a photo of one or more of your staff with three books in your collection by Sisters in Crime members. For more information go to Sisters in Crime.


Mazda Foundation

Deadline: May 1 to July 1, annually

The Mazda Foundation provides funds to non-profit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific research, cross-cultural understanding and environmental conservation. See the Mazda Foundation for more information.





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