Beyond Words

Effective August 1, 2021, the Beyond Words program administration has moved from the American Association of School Librarians to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  For more information and to apply please see the information below.

Beyond Words is a disaster relief fund for public school libraries in Dollar General store communities. Grants are awarded to public school libraries that have incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster, fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A public school with a pre-existing school library
  • Within 36 months from the date of the disaster
  • 15 miles from a Dollar General store or Distribution Center
  • Significant damage to books, media and/or library equipment

To apply and learn more about the Beyond Words program, please visit the Dollar General Literacy Foundation