Here's a round-up of some newly-seen library fundraiser event ideas, plus a re-cap of some previous local events:
The EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award provides recognition and a $1,000 honorarium to a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less that demonstrates excellence of service to its community as exemplified b
Use this application form to apply for the $3,000 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant, which will be awarded to a single library for the best public awareness campaign incorporating the 2011 National Library Week theme, "Create your own story @ your library."
Deadline: October 1, 2010
National Library Week will be April 10-16, 2011.
Here are the collected ideas that Lore Ponshock (director, Lester Public Library of Rome) received in answer to her request for ideas for "ingenious way[s] to take donations by placing an attractive container on the Circ Desk to accept cash donations."
Here's a roundup of new ideas for fundraising you can try @ your library:
YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) is giving out 10 mini grants to assist librarians in hosting Teen Read Week 2010 programs. Mini grants consist of $450 cash and $50 worth of Teen Read Week products.
An "elevator pitch" is a quick, concise summary of what your organization does, so named because it should last no longer than the average elevator ride.