Deadline Extended for National Library Week Grant

The deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant has been extended to Friday, November 6, 2009.  U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that promotes the theme “Communities thrive @ your library” during National Library Week (April 11-17, 2010). The 2010 grant application is an electronic form, which can be accessed from the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Web site. Guidelines are also available on the Web site.

All proposals must use the “Communities thrive @ your library” theme, which incorporates The Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand, on promotional and publicity material supporting National Library Week activities.  Guidelines for using the brand are available on the campaign Web site under the “download logos” section.

The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the American Library Association (ALA).

Information is also available from the ALA Public Information Office by phone at 800-545-2433, ext. 2148. or e-mail: mmcfarlane@ala.org.

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  Information on last year’s winner, the Moline Public Library of Moline, Ill., and the winning application can be viewed online.