We the People Bookshelf Project The American Library Associations (ALA)
Public Programs Office (PPO) is pleased to partner with the National Endowment
for the Humanities (NEH) for the fifth We the People Bookshelf project.
Part of the NEH's We the People initiative, the Bookshelf is a grant program
created to encourage young people to read and understand great literature while
exploring themes in American history. This years theme is Created Equal.
Public and school (K-12) libraries are invited to apply online from September 10, 2007 through January
25, 2008 at www.ala.org/wethepeople
. In spring 2008, NEH and ALA will select 3,000
libraries to receive the Created Equal Bookshelf. Those selected will be required
to use the Bookshelf selections in programs for young readers in their
Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000 The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes, or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library. Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as "ReadMOre," a reading list for Missouri's state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as "Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography." Applications must be received by November 5, 2007. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2008. For more information and guidelines, visit http://www.ala.org/work/pubs/Carnegie.html or contact Mary Jo Bolduc, Grant Administrator, American Library Association, email: [email protected].
Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc. Lois Lenski, the 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, had a life-long concern that all children have access to good books. In pursuit of this goal, she established a foundation to provide grants to public and school libraries serving disadvantaged populations. The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc., annually awards grants of $500 to $5,000 to libraries with real need and limited book budgets. Successful applications have proposed purchases to update their collections generally or to expand their holdings in specific areas. A 2-page grant application is available from the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc., Attn: Joel D. Sharrow, Moses & Singer, LLP, The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10174-1299, or contact the WLA office and one can be faxed to you. UPDATE: 2008 applications are due September 15, 2008. Information, including a link to the application form, can be found athttp://www.loislenskicovey.org/