Books for Babies Matching Funds

This would be a real help if you are doing a Books for Babies program already or thinking of starting one. In partnership with Nordstrom, Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) will be granting 20 grants for $500 each to match $1,000 raised by selected Friends groups, women’s groups, libraries, and other non-profit organizations for purchasing Books for Babies kits from FOLUSA. Grant recipients do not need to be members of FOLUSA.  Applicants agree to order a minimum of $1,500 worth of Books for Babies kits, of which FOLUSA will pay $500. Therefore, the minimum commitment from applicants is $1,000. The 2009 application will be available January 1, 2009 and there are two funding cycles, applications  due April 1, 2009 and applications due October 1, 2009. http://www.folusa.org/outreach/bfbgrants.php

About Jeanette Larson

I am the former youth services manager for Austin Public Library. My experience with continuing education includes serving as the Continuing Education manager for the Texas State Library for six years. In January 2006 I "took my pension" in order to pursue freelance work. As an independent consultant and trainer, I teach for the library school at Texas Woman's University and present workshops for libraries around Texas and, increasingly, around the country. I live outside of Austin, Texas with my husband and our cats and two schipperke dogs.
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