Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion is a collaboration between the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute. The library programs associated with Building Common Ground are funded by a grant from the Fetzer Institute to the American Library Association.
The goal of the Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion project is to engage the public in contemplation and discussion of the importance of community, civility and compassion in their daily lives. By bringing adult audiences together for programs and events that include reading, viewing, reflection, discussion and civic engagement initiatives, public libraries will enhance the quality of life and learning in their communities.
Thirty $2,500 programming grants will be awarded to public libraries in the United States following a competitive application process. Access the project resources, grant application and guidelines at ppo.ala.org/commonground.
Online applications must be submitted by November 18, 2011.