The Wisconsin Center for the Book’s 2010-2011 "Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators Speak" program will award up to 8 grants of $300 each to qualifying organizations wishing to bring a Wisconsin author or illustrator to their community to speak at a public event.
Applications will be judged on the basis of community outreach and collaboration, thoroughness of planning, and rationale for the choice of speaker. Application information is at the WAIS page.
Application deadline: July 1, 2010.
Now that spring has arrived in Wisconsin, you might consider offering some programs at your library on gardening. You can find inspiration from the How Does Your Garden Programming Grow? post at the Programming Librarian blog. Here's a sample of ideas you can find there:
RoseMary Honnold — editor-in-chief of VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) magazine — has created at her See YA Around website lots of ideas for teen programming you can do at your library.
Examples of what you'll find there: