ALSC now accepting applications for Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Minigrants

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/06/2018


Angela Hubbard

Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships


(312) 280-1398

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting online applications for the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Minigrants. These grants are made possible through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Proposals should include programming that strengthens community opportunities for STEAM learning during school breaks. ALSC will award fourteen $5,000 Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrants to members in public libraries and develop supplemental resources that will be made widely available to support the out-of-school time programming of libraries and other community organizations. The deadline to apply is Nov. 9, 2018.

Applicants must be personal members of ALSC and recipient libraries must be within 20 miles of a Dollar General location. For more information and to apply for the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries Minigrant, please visit ALSC’s Grants and Corporate Partnerships page.

About ALSC

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is driven by more than 4,000 members dedicated to the support and enrichment of library service to children. Our members include youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty. ALSC supports its members in engaging communities to build healthy, successful, futures for all children. To learn more about ALSC and how to join, please visit our website at

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit