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November 2013, Volume 5, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Picture Book Month

National Young Readers Week
Nov. 11-15

AASL National Conference & Exhibition
Nov. 14-17

International Games Day
Nov. 16

American Education Week
Nov. 18-22

2014 Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
January 24-28, 2014

Featured e-Resources of the Month
New Features in our old favorites!

Grant Opportunities


ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2013

The Association for Library Services to Children and Candlewick Press offer the "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" grant, created to honor Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree author Kate DiCamillo and the themes represented in her books. The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done.



Follett Challenge

Deadline: January 4, 2013

The CHALLENGE is an opportunity for educators to help promote their programs that teach the 21st century skills students need in order to be prepared for life after high school – no matter whether they go to college or enter the job market. Educators who are designing programs that develop critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration between students and among educators are invited to apply. Applicants must complete the entire online application and then produce and submit a 3-to-5 minute video describing the program.

The online application and information concerning the production and submission of a 3 to 5 minute video are available at:



W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Deadline: none

W.H. Kellogg Foundation grants are provided for programs which follow their framework for educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and/or civic engagement.

For more information:



The Lisa Libraries

Deadline: none

This foundation provides new children's books to organizations that work with children in poor and under-served areas. 350,000 books have been donated to non-profits since the founding of Lisa Libraries in 1990. For further details go to



21st Century, ALSC, grants



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