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April 2012, Volume 4, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Month of the Military Child

School Library Month

National Library Week
April 8-14

Preservation Week
April 22-28

Money Smart Week
April 22-28

World Book Night
April 23

Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros
April 30

Children's Book Week
May 7-13

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Support Common Core literacy with electronic resources, part 2

Grant Opportunities


Jan Stauber Grant for Sherlock Holmes Programs

Deadline: May 1

The Beacon Society, a nonprofit affiliate of the Baker Street Irregulars, invites librarians, teachers, and others in the U.S. and Canada to apply for a $250 Jan Stauber Grant. The grant will fund programs that introduce young people to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. More information may be found at


"We Love Libraries" Lottery

Deadline: January - December (monthly)

The mystery-genre group Sisters in Crime is offering monthly grants of $1,000 throughout 2012 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


The National Gallery of Art Free-Loan Program

Deadline: one month in advance.

The education division at the National Gallery of Art provides more than 120 teaching packets with image CD-ROMs, DVDs and video programs. These programs are intended to foster awareness of the visual arts and make Gallery collections accessible to a broad audience beyond the Gallery's walls. They are circulated free of charge to educational institutions, community groups and individuals throughout the U.S. For further information go to





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