About AASL and ALA

With more than 7,000 members, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is one of the largest divisions of the American Library Association (ALA). It promotes the improvement and extension of school library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program.

The American Library Association (ALA) is the voice of America’s libraries. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

About NEA

The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional organization, representing 2.8 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

About Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants annually to schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries to support education and literacy in the communities where its customers, employees and their families live and work.  Available grants and a complete list of grant recipients are available at  Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with 10,000 stores in 40 states. The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education. Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $71.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about Dollar General, visit

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