State Library of Kansas
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. The purpose of this program is 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 Kansas Notable Books List.
Kansas Notable Books Grant
The State Library of Kansas is committed to promoting literacy, lifelong learning, and access to library materials throughout the state. To that end, the State Library of Kansas, funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant, is announcing a non-competitive grant opportunity for libraries in Kansas to purchase books from the 2018 Kansas Notable Books list. A one-time supplemental grant is also available for new purchases from the 2017-2006 KS Notable Books lists.
2018 KS Notable Book 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 2018 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.
2017-2006 KS Notable Book lists- Additionally, libraries are eligible to be reimbursed up to $300 for new purchases of titles from the 2017-2006 Kansas Notable Book lists. For purchases from the 2017-2006 KS Notable Book lists, invoices/receipts must be dated in 2018. If a newer version/edition is available, that is an acceptable purchase. 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.
To apply, you must agree to promote Kansas Notable Books within your library and/or community through programs, displays, book clubs, or other similar means. You must further agree to recognize IMLS in all promotions.
Upon acceptance of the grant 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 148684
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 2018 Kansas Notable Books List.
A one-time supplemental grant is also available for new purchases from the 2017- 2006 KS Notable Books lists, with a spending limit of $300.
Grantees must purchase books and send invoices/receipts and required checklist to State Library on or before November 15, 2018.
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).
The application deadline is September 30, 2018.
The State Library of Kansas will provide an LSTA Subgrant to the recipient library for the reimbursement of the purchase of approved books.
The 2018 and prior Kansas Notable Book Lists can be found at:
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.