Grant Money Available to Develop Library Services

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Loleta D. Fyan Grant.

Grant amount: up to $5,000
Application deadline: February 12, 2019

In order to qualify, your project...

  • must result in the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide;
  • must have the potential for broader impact and application beyond meeting a specific local need;
  • should be designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future; and
  • should be capable of completion within one year.

How to apply:

Previous winners have been awarded money to create a tween & teen build collective, classes on food literacy, and STEM education program for pre-teens.

Loleta D. Fyan, who was the State Librarian of Michigan for 20 years, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality library service and that librarians must be adept in using the political process to acquire this "right of citizenship". A pioneer in extending library service to rural areas and small communities and a proponent of library cooperation, Fyan was a driving force behind Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) funding.