3 Grants: Aid for Literacy Efforts, SLP, and Book Collections

  1. ImageAmerican Dream Starts @ Your Library Literacy Initiative

    Deadline: August 26, 2012
    Apply here: application form and details
    Grant amount: $5000 to $15,000
    Purpose of the grant: To help public libraries in Dollar General communities add or expand literacy services for adult English language learners.

    • A public library with a demonstrated need and the capacity to provide literacy services for adult English language learners.
    • Located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center, or corporate office (use the Dollar General’s Store Locator to find one near your library.)
  2. Build-A-Bear Workshop Literacy and Education Grant

    Deadline: August 31, 2012
    Apply here: application form and guidelines
    Grant amount: $1000 to $5000
    Purpose of the grant: "... to provide direct support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs and literacy programs for children with special needs."
  3. The “Muslim Journeys” Bookshelf

    Deadline: September 25, 2012
    Apply here: application form, guidelines and details
    Purpose of the grant: "The 'Muslim Journeys' Bookshelf is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. It is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. Through it, NEH and ALA seek to provide 1,000 public, academic, and community college libraries—and in turn their patrons—with a selection of resources chosen especially for public audiences, based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other humanities educators and program experts."