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March 2012, Volume 4, Issue 3

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 4-10

World Read Aloud Day
March 7

PLA Annual Conference
March 13-17

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

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

Grant Opportunities


Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants

Deadline: May 16, 2012

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools and public libraries to implement or expand literacy programs and to purchase books, materials and equipment to support such programs. More information may be found at their website


Verizon Foundation Grants

Deadline: Jan. 1 – Oct. 31 annually

The Verizon Foundation’s core giving areas are: Education, Literacy, Domestic Violence Prevention, Healthcare and Accessibility and Internet Safety. Average awards range from $5,000-$10,000. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization or public school. Visit the Verizon Foundation for more information and access to the online application process





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