CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting mini-grant applications from libraries interested in developing and implementing a Building STEAM with Día program.
Intended as an expansion of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), the mini-grants will be awarded to libraries that demonstrate a need to better address the diverse backgrounds within their communities and exhibit the ability to develop and host culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs.
Mini-grant awardees will also be invited to attend ALSC’s Diversity Forum, which will be held at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Chicago. Awardees will receive a $500 travel stipend to attend.
The mini-grants are part of the Everyone Reads @ your library grant awarded to ALSC from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. In addition to these mini-grants, funding from this grant will also allow ALSC to host a National Diversity Forum and create additional resources including a Building STEAM with Día Booklist and Toolkit.
Please visit the Día website to learn more and apply to this grant. The application deadline is Oct. 17, 2014, 5PM Central Time.
ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit ALSC’s website at http://www.ala.org/alsc.
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