The Better World Books/NCFL (National Center for Family Literacy) Libraries and Families Award recognizes exceptional family programming currently operating in libraries. Each year 3 winning libraries are awarded $10,000 in grants.
Christy Shannon Smirl asked PubLib folk for suggestions for simple ways for to use book donations for replacements and/or additional copies of popular titles. Her library's selectors "would like to find a better system for identifying and 'trapping' donations that we need for the collection.
On a recent site visit to the Mill Pond Library in Kingston, Sara and I talked about ways to make it easy for the public to donate items (books, DVDs, supplies, etc.) to the library. After discussing some options, Sara agreed that setting up an Amazon Wish List for her library would be a good fit for her & her customers too.
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.