Teen Read Week Grant

Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer ten $1,000 grants to recognize outstanding Teen Read Week activities from its members!

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.

Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. The application deadline is June 1, 2015.  Grant recipients will be announced the week of July 13, 2015.

To determine if you are eligible, you must answer yes to the following questions

  • Is your activity organized through a library?
  • Is your program open to all teens in the community?
  • Do you work directly with teens?
  • Are you a personal member of YALSA?
  • Is your library within 20 miles of a Dollar General store?  Find out at Dollar General's Store Locator.

Please follow the link below to the online application.

2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant

Questions? Contact Kai Hayden at khayden@ala.org

Want more Grants?

YALSA members are eligible to apply for over $150,000 worth of grants, awards and stipends from YALSA each year, as well as all of ALA's grants.  ALA/YALSA membership starts at just $60 per year.  Learn more or join at www.ala.org/yalsa/join.

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