Applications open for 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

For Immediate Release
Thu, 11/01/2012

Contact:

John Amundsen
Communications Specialist
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
1-800-545-2433 ext.2140
jamundsen@ala.org

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program provides books submitted for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to libraries and other organizations to expand their collections. Each year, three organizations are selected that demonstrate need and potential benefit from receiving the collection. All three libraries will receive more than 100 titles submitted for consideration for the 2013 awards, including a full set of the winning titles.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2013, and winners will be announced in late February.

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.ala.org/csk  and click on Book Donation Grant.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee of the ALA’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) to encourage the artistic expression of the African-American experience via literature and the graphic arts.