Grants of $2,000 each to USA public libraries that are interested in incorporating the Association's family book club program into their existing programs throughout the year in any of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The funded book club program will utilize multi-cultural, multi-lingual, or second language books (specific to each library’s patron base) to provide an opportunity for the community to come together.
A minimum of 50% ($1,000) of grant funding must be used to purchase books to distribute to participants of the library’s Día Family Book Club. Remaining funds should be used for Día Family Book Club programming, publicity, or to add multicultural or multilingual books to the library’s collection.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, an applicant:
• Must be a public library with a demonstrated need and the capacity to address the diverse backgrounds within their community and commit to incorporating Día into existing programs.
• Must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center, or corporate office (please visit Dollar General’s Store Locator at: http://www.dollargeneral.com/storeLocator).
• Must have the capability to initiate a Día Family Book Club that will meet at regular intervals a minimum of 6 times between January 1, 2014 and August 1, 2014.