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Apply for your Día mini-grant, due by February 1

From American Libraries:

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for mini-grants intended to prepare libraries to incorporate Día into their existing programs, throughout the year. Libraries will use these mini-grants to initiate a Día Family Book Club Program. These mini-grants are part of ALSC’s Everyone Reads @ your library grant, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Intended as an expansion of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), the mini-grants will be awarded to libraries that demonstrate a need to better address the diverse backgrounds within their communities. Up to 12 mini-grants will be awarded at $5,000 each. In addition to these mini-grants, funding from this grant will also allow ALSC to create a Día Family Book Club Toolkit that will be accessible to all. For more information, and the application form, go to http://dia.ala.org/dia-2013-mini-grants. The deadline to accept mini-grant applications is Feb. 1, 2013.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is celebrated every year on April 30th. You can find more about this programming date at ala.org.

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