Consider hosting an Antique Appraisal Event for your next library fundraiser.
Librarians joke that Reader's Digest Condensed Books are the zucchini of the library world — like a bagful of squash deposited on your doorstop by a neighbor, these abridged anthologies get donated by the bagful at libraries. Sadly, the fate of most of these books is doomed — most libraries don't add them to their collections and find them well-nigh unsellable at their book sales. But now, a genius idea!
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created Minigrants — awards of $500 given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together, and interaction with a diverse community.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant
Grant: multiple copies of approximately 100 titles by African American authors and illustrators, including a full set of the year's winning and honor titles
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Application form & details