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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 […]

Preservation Society of Newport County Receives Grant

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Through the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program, the Preservation Society of Newport County received grant award in the amount of  $99,422.00 to digitize and create encoded archival description finding aids for 20 of its highest priority collections. These collections document the role Newport, Rhode Island, has played in shaping national […]

Funds to Prepare Library Guides

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Carnegie-Whitney Grants The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library. Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as […]

Grants to Support Humanities Programs

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The RI Council for the Humanities (RICH) is offering grant information workshops. If you have ideas for a new public humanities project, then attend one of the free workshops to learn about upcoming major and mini grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations and individual researchers planning public programs in the humanities. RICH’ funding areas include public […]

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