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Public Libraries : Apply for a Programming Kit for “The Vietnam War”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Public libraries are invited to a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17. The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Apply by August 1 to bring a programming kit for “The Vietnam War” to your public library. In an immersive […]

State Preservation Grants Available

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission has announced that the 2017 State Preservation Grant program is accepting applications. The purpose of the program is to support capital preservation projects at public historic sites, museums, and cultural art centers located in historic structures in the State of Rhode Island. The following groups are eligible […]

Grants for Preservation of Historical Documents and Records

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund and the RI Supreme Court Historical Society Fund. The Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund supports the preservation of historical manuscripts, documents and municipal records dating from the 19th century and earlier from the smaller cities and towns in Rhode Island. Grants generally […]

School libraries invited to apply for Sara Jaffarian Award

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The American Library Association Public Programs Office announced that school libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming. Libraries serving grades kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. ALA press release Nominations for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 5, […]

RI Foundation Awards to RI School Libraries

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Dozens of teachers in communities across Rhode Island will receive nearly $190,000 through the Spark Grants program at the Rhode Island Foundation. Launched by philanthropists Letitia and John Carter in 2013, the program offered school-wide reading grants of up to $10,000 for the first time this year. Elementary schools in seven communities will receive grants […]

Archive, Document, Display, and Disseminate Grants

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Archive, Document, Display, and Disseminate Grant Programs Applications Due: January 13, 2017 Philanthropist Herman Rose created the Archive, Document, Display, and Disseminate (ADDD) Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation in 1986 to provide new incentives to strengthen libraries and other civic, cultural, and literacy-focused organizations and expand their role as community centers that stimulate dialogue […]

PLA says: Nominate yourself, a colleague, or your library today!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Public Library Association (PLA) service awards and grants highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity, and dedication to public libraries. The Allie Beth Martin Award honors a librarian who, in a public library setting, has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials […]

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

29th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program Call for Proposals The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in amidst diverse cultures, celebrates the 29th year of its Mini-Grant program with a call for proposals. Press Release   Approximately 60 grants of up to $500 each will be awarded […]

Tiverton Public Library Wins Architecture Award

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The American Institute of Architects’ New England Chapter awarded Union Studio Architecture & Community Design with a 2016 Merit Award for their architectural design of the new Tiverton Public Library. The 24,000 square foot building opened in June 2015. The project was funded in part by the State of Rhode Island via the Office of […]

Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. Each winning library will receive a grant award of $4,000 to support initiatives that align with […]

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