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Check It Out: New Grant Opportunity!

Libri Foundation Grants for Children’s Books
Deadlines for 2013: August 15

The Libri Foundation
P.O. Box 10246
Eugene, OR 97440-2246
phone: 541-747-9655
fax: 541-747-4348
email: libri@librifoundation.org

Application Guidelines: http://www.librifoundation.org/apps.html

Awards: dependent on annual donations to the foundation, for 2013 upper limit: $1,050

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.

Libraries are qualified on an individual basis. In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries (school districts may partner with town libraries*) should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children’s department. Please note: Rural is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a city with a population over 40,000.

The Foundation works with the library’s Friends of the Library or other local organizations because they believe in community involvement and want to encourage and reward local support of libraries. The Friends, or other local sponsors, can contribute from $50 to $350 which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children’s books through the Foundation’s BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.

More information click here: Libri Foundation