Grants and Corporate Partnerships

Dollar General Literacy Foundation



Strengthening Communities Through Libraries

ALSC has received a $124,528 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to help libraries provide out-of-school time STEAM learning for children. ALSC will award fourteen $5,000 Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrants to ALSC personal members in public libraries whose libraries are within 20 miles of a Dollar General corporate or retail location. In addition to minigrants, ALSC will also develop supplemental resources that will be made widely available to support the out-of-school time programming of libraries and their community partners. This is the second year ALSC will use its grant funds to support out-of-school time STEAM programming. Grantees from last year are listed below.

Recipients will be announced by November 30, 2017

2017 Minigrant Recipients by Library and Project Lead

Aldrich Public Library - Sarah Costa

Batesville Public Library - Hanna Lee

Camden Public Library - Krystal Lancaster

Champaign Public Library - Michael Rogalla

Dallas Public Library - Amy Prior

Kenosha Public Library - Heather Thompson

Live Oak Public Libraries - Maryann Brickey

Marion Public Library - Elsworth Carman (Rockerfeller)

Martin Memorial Library - Heather Harden

Springfield-Greene County Library District - Nancee Dahms-Stinson

Winfield Public Library - Joan Cales

Woodland Public Library - Abigail Craig


Download the new Librarian Toolkit for Developing STEAM Learning Opportunities during Out-of-School Time

cover image Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Librarian Toolkit


ALSC is grateful for the generous support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in support of youth literacy. With robust support of  El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), the Foundation has helped to establish Día as a nationally recognized celebration connecting children and books, Visit the Día webpage to find out more and to check out all of the resources available to incorporate Día everyday. 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

ALSC works with corporations and foundations who understand the importance of library service to children and who assist ALSC in providing our membership with resources, tools, and funds to enhance their resources and outreach.  If you are a corporation or foundation who is interested in working with ALSC please visit the Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities web page to find out more about our initiatives, our corporate sponsorship guidelines, and to find our sponsorship proposal form.