ALSC provides $70k in Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grants to 14 libraries

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/18/2018


Angela Hubbard

Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships


(312) 280-1398

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrants. These grants are made possible by a Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The fourteen minigrant recipients will each receive $5,000 to provide opportunities for STEAM learning during out-of-school time to children in their communities.

The libraries range in size and location and represent ALSC members from eleven different states. ALSC members from the following libraries were selected to receive a Strengthening Communities Through Libraries minigrant from ALSC: Bristol Public Library (CT), Broward County Library (FL), Burbank Public Library (CA), Calvert Library (MD), Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County (NY), Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH), Grapevine Public Library (TX), Hamtramck Public Library (MI), Lane Libraries (OH), Lawrence Public Library (KS), Orange County Library System (FL), Roselle Public Library (IL), Springfield-Greene County Library District (MO), Ypsilanti District Library (MI).

“With these important grants,” ALSC President Jamie Naidoo notes, “ALSC will provide an opportunity for forty libraries to positively impact their communities through out-of-school time STEAM programming.” For more information about the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grants, 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 $160 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