Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant

About the Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant
This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial assistance, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development. The applicant must plan and present an outline for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library. The program must be open to all children (birth -14 years).  The committee also encourages innovative proposals involving children with physical or mental disabilities.

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2013 Winner(s)

Hartford Public Library Hartford, Conn

Hartford, Conn.

The city of Hartford is struggling with a high level of poverty, child abuse, illiteracy and a low graduation rate.  Hartford youth lack substantial summer learning opportunities and each year drop an estimated three months of learning during the summer hiatus. The Hartford Public Library will use the grant funds to develop a Summer Reading Program for ages 18 and younger and those with special needs.