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2017 Kansas Notable Books Grant

Grants to Kansas Libraries to Purchase Copies
of Literature with Kansas-Related Themes

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State Library of Kansas

Deadline Date:

09/30/17 Receipt


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Grants to Kansas public, school, and academic libraries to reimburse the purchase of eligible books by Kansans or about Kansas. The purpose of this grant is to promote lifelong learning, literacy, and access to library materials for state residents. This non-competitive grant allows libraries to purchase books included in the 2017 Kansas Notable Books list.

Each participating Kansas library will be reimbursed for the purchase of a single copy, in a given format, of any or all of the books on the 2017 Kansas Notable Books List. It is not required for all books to be selected from the list but those which are appropriate for your institution. Any shipping costs, sales tax and/or protective book covers are the responsibility of individual recipient library. Only the actual cost of the book will be reimbursed with grant funds.

The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas. It is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148684

Term of Contract:

Grantees must purchase books and send invoices/receipts to the State Library on or before November 15, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, a library must be a public library, a public or private academic library, or a school library with a full-time licensed school media specialist in the building. Additionally, eligible libraries must be a participating KICNET and/or OCLC library (participate in statewide interlibrary loan).

Pre-Application Information:


-Submit application no later than September 30, 2017. Applications received after September 30 will not be accepted.

-Order your books from the vendor of your preference. Submit the invoice/ receipt, which must include your library name, an itemized list of titles, the amount of the purchase, and the amount paid, on or before November 15, 2017.

-Based on your invoice/receipt, the State Library will send you a contract for the grant amount. Sign and return by library courier, email or mail the contracts and assurances. Contracts must be received on or before November 30, 2017.

-Complete an online evaluation on or before December 17, 2017.

The 2017 Kansas Notable Book List can be found at:

Library must agree to the terms listed within the LSTA Subgrant documents:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Megan Schulz

State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Avenue 312-N
ATTN: Megan Schulz
Topeka, KS 66612

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas