Sunday, October 18, 2009

Grants for American School Libraries Looking to Update, Extend, and Diversify Their Collections

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: December 31, 2009

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Accepting Applications From School Libraries

In order to promote a love of reading, the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries works to provide books to the school libraries and students that most need them.

The foundation makes grants of up to $6,000 each to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of school libraries. All LBF grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, county systems, private organizations, foundations, or other entities. LBF gives selection preference to schools in which 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches and are likely to have the fewest books at home.

Foundation funds are available only for library books and magazine/serial copies and subscriptions. The Laura Bush Foundation is unable to honor requests for staffing, shelving, furniture, equipment, software, videos, classroom book sets or any kind of book guides, tests, or exams. Only one application per school is allowed per year.

Libraries at public and private schools are eligible to apply.

Visit the LBF Web site for complete program information and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP

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