December 13, 2010
EarlyWord.com–A website with book reviews, awards, best sellers, top-ten lists, and other information to assist with collection development. Contains review information for all ages.
ANIME SCREENING REQUESTS
RightStuf/Nozomi Entertainment – firstname.lastname@example.org
Viz Media – http://www.viz.com/about/contact/viewings.php – Only accepts requests by mail or fax, and all requests have to be made at least 3 months in advance.
Aniplex USA – email@example.com
Preschool Pioneer–A resource provided by Utah Education Network (UEN) for parents, teachers, and librarians to teach early literacy and early education skills.
VocalDevelopment.com–designed to share information about early speech development and to provide examples of the delightful speech sounds that children produce before they say words on a regular basis.
Angel Street Mom Blog-Children’s craft and programming ideas.
The 4YA Blog-Has resources to on teen programming and services.
Mixing in Math-Resources in English and Spanish that will help you integrate math into your youth programming.
GRANTS & AWARDS
The Awesome Foundation–Need some funding for your crazy brilliant idea? The Awesome Foundation awards $1,000 grants every month. It couldn’t be simpler. Submissions through the application form are placed in a common pool viewable by all chapters. Each chapter meets monthly to select a project to fund. By consensus, trustees determine which project to fund, and the $1,000 fellowship is distributed accordingly.
Chapters are divided by geography, and more recently by topic of interest. While specifying a chapter to apply to is not necessary (all chapters can view the applications received by all other chapters), many chapters show a preference for local projects.
The Awesome Foundation is an entirely independent and self-funded community. Each group of trustees forms a chapter of the Awesome Foundation. Each trustee within those chapters agrees to personally commit to contributing $100 each month to form the single $1,000 grant.
The Do Something Awards–Do you know a young person who could use $100,000 to change the world? The Do Something Awards celebrate young people 25 and under who are tackling a problem and changing the world. Five nominees will be rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in a live VH1 TV show, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live broadcast! Application closes March 1st, 2011. Apply or nominate someone today at www.DoSomething.org/awards
The Do Something Awards (formerly the BR!CK Awards) identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders who have a significant social impact. The Do Something Award nominees and winners are the pivotal “do-ers” in their fields and causes.
The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust–The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust has announced the availability of small grants (under $5,000) for school and public libraries seeking to offer innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for young adults. There is no specific deadline to apply. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications that feature new or creative programs will receive special consideration over those simply seeking funds for collection development or for a book discussion group. For further information and/or for an application, please contact:Julian L. Lapides, Esquire, Trust Manager 600 Wyndhurst Ave., Suite 246 Baltimore, MD 21210 410.464.0100
The Trust prefers to be contacted by postal mail or phone, which is why neither an email address or URL is provided above.
The Libri Foundation–The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States. Since October 1990, the
Foundation has donated over $4,600,000 worth of new children’s books to more than 3,000 libraries in 49 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.
In order to encourage and reward local support of libraries, The Libri Foundation will match any amount of money raised by your local sponsors from $50 to $350 on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to
$1,050 worth of new children’s books. After a library receives a grant, local sponsors (such as formal or informal Friends groups, civic or social organizations, local businesses, etc.) have four months, or longer if necessary, to raise their matching funds.
The librarian of each participating library selects the books her library will receive from a booklist provided by the Foundation. The 700-plus fiction and nonfiction titles on the booklist reflect the very best of children’s literature published primarily in the last three years. These titles, which are for children ages 12 and under, are award-winners or have received starred reviews in library, literary, or education journals. The booklist also includes a selection of classic children’s titles.
Libraries are qualified on an individual basis. In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children’s department.
A school library may apply only if it also serves as the public library (i.e. it is open to the everyone in the community, has some summer hours, and there is no public library in town).
Previous BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant recipients are eligible to apply for another grant three years after the receipt of their last grant. Libraries that do not fulfill all grant requirements, including the final report, may not apply for another grant.
Application deadlines for 2011 are: (postmarked by) January 23rd, and April 15th. Grants are awarded January 31st and April 30th.
Please DO NOT waste money sending your application by Express Mail. The application deadline is based on postmark date, not arrival date.
Application guidelines and forms may be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at: www.librifoundation.org.
Fr more information about The Libri Foundation or its Books for Children program, please contactMs. Barbara J. McKillip, President The Libri Foundation PO Box 10246 Eugene, OR 97440 541-747-9655 (phone) 541-747-4348 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org (email)