Building STEAM with Día mini-grants Announced!

Día Turns 20 Mini-grants

Have you already started planning for your big Día Turns 20 Celebration for April 30, 2016? The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has a funding opportunity to help make the celebration even bigger! Applications for 20 mini-grants of $2,000 each will open in mid-January. ALSC members in public libraries within 20 miles of a Dollar General retail or corporate location are welcome to apply. Start thinking about how your library would like to celebrate 20 years of connecting children with diverse books. Visit dia.ala.org for more information.

Building STEAM with Día Mini-grant

To launch the yearlong celebration of Día turning 20, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded ten Building STEAM with Día mini-grants to help libraries implement a Building STEAM with Día program in their community. The project year for this grant is January 2016 through May 2016. This mini-grant opportunity is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Everyone Reads @ your library grant awarded to ALSC.

Grantees must implement one or more Building STEAM with Día program for their community that focus on culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs.

The 2016 Building STEAM with Día mini-grants have been awarded to the following libraries:

Beaumont Library District (CA), Clifton Public Library (NJ), Dallas Public Library (TX), Dayton Metro Library (OH), Glen Ellyn Public Library (IL), Keene Public Library (NH), Muskego Public Library (WI), North Shelby Library (AL), Providence Community Library (RI) and Riverside County Library (CA).