Grants and Fundraising

ALSC Seeks 2012 Professional Award Applicants

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking applications for the Bookapalooza Program, the ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant, the Penguin Young Readers Group Award, and the Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. These grants and awards will provide enrichment to libraries in the form of author or illustrator programming, resources for improving collections, attendance at ALA Annual Conference and support for summer reading programming. Bookapalooza Program offers a potpourri of materials that will help transform three library collections and provide opportunities for these materials to be used in communities in creative and innovative ways. Materials include newly published books, videos, audio books, and recordings for children ages birth to fourteen years. ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant provides $3,000 in financial assistance to support and encourage summer reading programming for children ages birth to fourteen years. Please note that innovative programming that provides for children with physical or mental disabilities…