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April 2015, Volume 7, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

School Library Month
Apr. 2015

National Poetry Month
Apr. 2015

"Drop Everything and Read" Month
Apr. 2015

Apr. 5

National Library Week
Apr. 12-18

National Library Workers Day
Apr. 14

National Bookmobile Day
Apr. 15

Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Apr. 16

Money Smart Week®
Apr. 18-25

Preservation Week
Apr. 26- May 2

Children's Day/ Book Day - El día de los niños/ El día de los lobros (Día)Día! Diversity in Action
Apr. 30

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
May, 2015

Jewish American Heritage Month
May, 2015

National Inventors Month
May, 2015

Mental Health Awareness Month
May, 2015

National Bike Month
May, 2015

May Day
May 1

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

National Library Legislative Day
May 4-5

Children's Book Week
May 4-10

Cinco de Mayo
May 5

National Teacher Day
May 5

Mother's Day
May 10

National Bike to Work Week
May 11-15

Memorial Day
May 25

Featured e-Resources of the Month
State Library introduces SAGE Knowledge eBooks

Grant Opportunities


"We Love Libraries" Lottery

Deadline: January - December (monthly)

The mystery-genre group, Sisters in Crime, is offering monthly grants of $1,000 throughout 2015 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:


James Patterson's $1.25 Million Pledge to Libraries

Deadline: May 31, 2015

James Patterson is pledging $1.25 million to school libraries in the form of grants ranging from $1000 to $10,000. Nominate your library and describe in 300 words or less how the library would use the grant.

For more information:


Libri Foundation Books for Children

Deadline: May 1

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the U.S. through its Books for Children program.

For more information:


CDW-G Collaboration Nation Award Program

Deadlines: Monthly through June 30, 2015

Schools and districts are encouraged to be a part of the Collaboration Nation community on Facebook by sharing videos of collaboration successes. The school or district video that has the most shares on Facebook during each month (April, May and June) will win a $15,000 prize in products from Collaboration Nation partners such as HP, Lenovo or Meraki.

Access Collaboration Nation Facebook Community on Facebook.





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