[Michlib-l] 2016 LoC Literacy application available

Stephen Bajjaly dx1042 at wayne.edu
Fri Feb 26 14:46:25 EST 2016

The Library of Congress Center for the Book is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. These awards are given to outstanding organizations working to promote literacy, both in the United States and worldwide. The awards seek to recognize organizations doing exemplary, innovative and replicable work over a sustained period of time and to encourage new groups, organizations and individuals to become involved. All groups that work to promote literacy are encouraged to apply. Applications from groups that have applied before are welcome.
The application rules and a downloadable application form may be accessed at www.read.gov/literacyawards/<http://www.read.gov/literacyawards/>. Applications must be received no later than midnight on March 31, 2016.
Last year, the awards went to First Book (Rubenstein Prize-$150,000), United Through Reading (American Prize-$50,000) and Beanstalk (International Prize-$50,000). More information about these organizations and 14 other literacy leaders is available in "Library of Congress Literacy Awards 2015: Best Practices" at read.gov/documents/BestPractices2015.pdf<http://www.read.gov/documents/BestPractices2015.pdf>.
Please share this information with any organizations that you think might be interested in applying for these awards. Questions may be directed to literacyawards at loc.gov<mailto:literacyawards at loc.gov>.

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