Teens

2014 Summer Reading Grant Applications now available Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering libraries the chance to apply for funds that will aid in the implementation of the library’s overall summer reading program.

Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will be giving out two types of grants. The Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant will award $1,000 to each of 20 libraries for the purpose of hiring summer teen interns to assist with summer reading activities. The Summer Reading Resources Grant, will award $1,000 to each of 20 libraries in need with the purpose of helping them purchase resources to bolster their teen summer reading program. Interested applicants may apply now through Jan. 1, 2014 at http://summerreading.ning.com/. Recipients of the grants will be announced the week of Feb. 17, 2014.

To be eligible for the grant, a library must be in compliance with the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights in regards to material selection, and be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store. To find out if there is a Dollar General store within 20 miles of your library, use the Dollar General store locator. This grant opportunity is a member benefit for YALSA members; therefore, the applicant must be a personal member of YALSA.  All criteria must be met in order to be considered for the grant.  For more information go to http://www.ala.org/yalsa/