13 September 2010

Grant Opportunity - Great Stories CLUB Grants

The ALA Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced the theme and book titles for the fourth round of Great Stories CLUB grants. Electronic applications for the reading and discussion series will be accepted Sept. 13 through Nov. 19 at www.ala.org/greatstories. Funding was provided for this program by Oprah's Angel Network.

The Great Stories CLUB is a reading and discussion program that targets underserved, troubled teen populations through books that are relevant to their lives. All types of libraries (public, school, academic and special) located within or working in partnership with facilities serving troubled teens in the United States and its territories are eligible to apply for a Great Stories Club grant. Potential organizations for Great Stories CLUB partnership include juvenile justice facilities, drug rehabilitation centers, nonprofits serving teen parents, alternative high schools, agencies serving teenaged foster children, shelters serving homeless and runaway youth and other agencies. Complete details of the program as well as the book titles selected for this year's theme can be found at www.ala.org/greatstories.

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