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2015 Building STEAM with Dí­a Mini-Grants Available

ALSC is now accepting mini-grant applications for libraries through the Dí­a initiative. Mini-grants will be used to initiate a Building STEAM with Dí­a program in libraries. Programs will focus on bringing culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities to awarded communities. Up to 20 mini-grants will be awarded at $1,500 each. Mini-grant awardees will also be invited to attend ALSC’s Diversity Forum which will be held at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Chicago. Awardees will receive a $500 travel stipend to attend. Intended as an expansion of El dí­a de los niños/El dí­a de los libros (Dí­a), the mini-grants will be awarded to libraries that demonstrate a need to better address the diverse backgrounds within their communities and demonstrate interest in hosting culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM programs. The mini-grants are part of the Everyone Reads @ your…