Everyone Reads @ Your Library Grant
2012 - 2013 Year 3 Grant Information
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a third consecutive youth literacy grant to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) to support the important literacy and diversity initiative, El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). ALSC along with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), another division of the American Library Association, were the joint recipients of the $226,876 grant.
“As one of the most important celebrations in children’s librarianship, we’re very excited to have Dollar General Literacy Foundation continue its support of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day),” said ALSC President Carolyn Brodie. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s strong commitment to multiculturalism in children’s library services is highly admirable.”
More information about the Everyone Reads @ Your Library year 3 grant.
Día Family Book Club Mini-Grant
Through the Everyone Reads @ Your Library Grant, ALSC has awarded 12 mini-grants, $5,000 each, to libraries across the country to offer a Día Family Book Club. These clubs will utilize multi-cultural, multi-lingual or second language books to provide an opportunity for the community to come together.
Congratulations to the 12 libraries that were chosen to receive these mini-grants:
Chicago Public Library-Theodore Roosevelt Branch; The Urbana Free Library; Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library; Springdale Public Library; North Miami Public Library; Irving Public Library, East Branch; Gail Borden Public Library District; Orlando Public Library - Orange County Library System; Finkelstein Memorial Library; Lancaster Public Library; Palmdale City Library; and Joliet Public Library.
Día Publicity Toolkit
Through the Everyone Reads @ Your Library Grant, ALSC offers a Día publicity toolkit that school and public libraries are welcome to use to promote their Día event with free publicity tools. The Día Publicity Tool kit includes a number of templates libraries can use to publicize Día activities, including a Press Release Template, PSA Templates, Letter to the Editor Template, Proclamation Template, Flyer Template, Talking Points, Logos and downloadable Audio PSAs featuring Día founder Pat Mora.
Downloadable Día Materials
ALSC is happy to offer free downloadable Día materials funded by the Everyone Reads @ Your Library Grant.
Día 2013 Booklist Brochure - Provided in PDF format, the brochure includes suggestions for children's books available in several languages, resource websites, and literacy tips. Select the version based on local preferences that includes the literacy tips for parents in both English and Spanish or English and Chinese.
Día Event Posters – Download this free poster to advertise your Día program (available in English and Spanish).
Bookmarks – Register your library’s Día Program to receive free bookmarks.
Día Family Book Club Toolkit - Coming soon
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