Dollar General Summer Reading Grants

This grant encourages outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial assistance, while recognizing YALSA members for outstanding program development. The applicant must plan and present an outline for a teen-focused summer reading program administered through a library. The program must be open to all teens (12-18 years). YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are inclusive of underserved teen populations, including but not limited to teens with disabilities and teens who speak English as a second language.

The $1,000 grant, made possible by Dollar General, is to be used to support the program. A total of twenty grants are available. Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply.

For more information about the grant, please visit the funding & grant page on the Summer Reading & Learning website.

The recipients of the 2012 Summer Reading Program Grant are:

  • Michael Cherry, Evansville Vanderburgh (Ind.) Public Library
  • Kim Covington, Denton (N.C.) Public Library
  • Nancee Dahms-Stinson, Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, Mo.
  • Jenifer Gliebe, Cardington-Lincoln Public Library, Cardington, Ohio
  • Juaniata Kamalipour, El Paso (Texas) Public Library
  • Saundra Keiffer, Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, St. Joseph, Mo.
  • Krista King, Boone County Public Library, Burlington, Ky.
  • Stacy Leinenmann, Watonwan County Library, James, Minn.
  • Joan Light, Montrose (Co.) Regional Public Library
  • Steven Nichols, Lenawee County Library, Adrian, Mich.
  • Rosalee Pituch and Patty Zion, Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library, Brookville, Pa.
  • Emily Shade, Huntsville-Madison County (Ala.) Public Library
  • Erica Solomon, Piscataway (N.J.) Public Library
  • Sandra Solomon, St. Martin Parish Library, St. Martinville, La.
  • Angela Spitzer, Satilla Regional Library, Douglas, Ga.
  • Erin Steinsultz, Benton (Ill.) Public Library
  • Jessica Sullenberger, Henderson (Nev.) Public Library
  • Daniel Tackett, North Shelby Library, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Staci Terrell, Anderson (Ind.) Public Library
  • Lindsey Tomsu, LaVista (Neb.) Public Library