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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

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09/30/19 Receipt


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Grants to Kansas public, private, academic, and school libraries for the purchase of new books that are thematically connected to the state or written by a Kansan author. Funding is intended to promote literacy, access to library materials, and lifelong learning throughout the state. Qualifying libraries will be reimbursed for the purchase of books included on the 2019 Kansas Notable Books List.

2019 KS Notable Book list - Each participating Kansas library will be reimbursed for the purchase of a single copy, in any format, of any or all of the books on the 2019 Kansas Notable Books List. Only the actual cost of the book will be reimbursed with grant funds. Any shipping costs, sales tax and/or protective book covers are the responsibility of individual recipient library.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148684

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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 2019 Kansas Notable Books List.

Term of Contract:

Grantees must purchase books and send invoices/receipts and required checklist to State Library on or before November 15, 2019.

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 district. Additionally, eligible libraries must be a participating KICNET and/or OCLC library (participate in statewide interlibrary loan).

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

Pre-Application Information:

The recipient library shall, upon receipt of successful application: Application Deadline September 30, 2019
- Purchase books and send invoices/receipts and required checklist to State Library on or before November 15, 2019
- Sign and return the contract and assurances on or before November 30, 2019
- Provide a brief evaluation via SurveyMonkey due on or before December 17, 2019
- Promote Kansas Notable Books within your library and/or community through programs, displays, book clubs, or other similar means.
- Further agrees to recognize IMLS in all promotions.

Applications can be submitted by library courier, email attachment to Megan Schulz, fax, or mail.

Upon acceptance of these terms, the State Library of Kansas will:
- Provide an LSTA Subgrant to the recipient library for the reimbursement of the purchase of approved books.
- For each Notable Book purchased the State Library will send a medallion sticker to affix to the book covers and a table tent which serves as IMLS recognition of funding.

The selection of titles from this list is solely at the discretion of, and the responsibility of, your library in accordance with your library’s collection development policy.

The 2019 and prior Kansas Notable Book Lists can be found at:

Contact Information:

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

Return a signed copy of the application by:
- Library courier
- Fax: 785-368-7291
- Mail:
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Avenue 312-N
ATTN: Megan Schulz
Topeka, KS 66612

Email application, and direct questions about the grant opportunity to:
Megan Schulz

For questions about Kansas Notable Books, contact:
Cindy Roupe

Funding or Pin Number:

Project Number 19-LSTA-Notable

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas

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