03 September 2008

Grant Opportunity - We the People Bookshelf

The American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities would like to remind school (K-12) and public libraries to apply for the newest We the People Bookshelf. 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. A record number of 4,000 Bookshelf awards are now available! For the first time, library systems and districts may submit a single application onbehalf of up to 100 sites.

This year’s theme is Picturing America. Public and school (K-12) libraries are invited to apply online from September 2, 2008 through January 30, 2009. 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 communities. A list of titles included in the Bookshelf and a list of programming ideas are available on the grant website.

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