[Michlib-l] ALA grant for at-risk teens reading program

Reish, Karren (MDE) ReishK at michigan.gov
Tue Jul 7 15:20:07 EDT 2015

Please see below from ALA.


For Immediate Release
Mon, 07/06/2015

Sarah Ostman
Communications Manager
ALA Public Programs Office
sostman at ala.org<mailto:sostman at ala.org>

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk teens.

Eligible libraries are located within or working in partnership with organizations that serve at-risk youth, such as alternative high schools, juvenile justice organizations, homeless shelters, foster care agencies, teen parenting programs, residential treatment facilities and other nonprofit and community agencies. Up to 50 grants will be awarded.

Working with small groups of six to 10 teens, grantees will host reading and discussion events for each of three selected book titles. The titles - selected in consultation with librarian advisors and humanities scholars - are chosen to resonate with reluctant readers struggling with complex issues like incarceration, violence and poverty.

Visit https://apply.ala.org/gscmedia for full guidelines and to apply online. Applications are due Sept. 15.

Karren Reish
Library Grants Coordinator
Library of Michigan
517-373-5700 f
reishk at michigan.gov<mailto:reishk at michigan.gov>


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