The Colorado State Library is offering a Mini-Grant Program for Colorado public libraries to begin or enhance early literacy 2013 Summer Reading Programs or 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Programs. Priority will be given to libraries below 10,000 Legal Service Area (LSA) population and libraries in non-metro locations. Grants are for $250 each, with a required $60 match in local funds.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Webinar and Resources
Learn about the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program by viewing the archived webinar and related materials about the program here!
The application period for the 2013 mini-grant program has expired. Please check back in December 2013 for information about the 2014 mini-grant program.
This information may be helpful for libraries who are considering applying for a mini-grant.
About the Early Literacy Summer Reading Program
Samples of Early Literacy SRP reading/activity logs from CO libraries:
All mini-grant recipients will be expected to complete a report by September 18, 2013.
All mini-grant recipients also must submit copies or scans of receipts for all items they purchased with grant and matching funds by September 18, 2013.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.