[kids-lib] Grant: great American art to public libraries

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Mon Oct 27 12:37:28 PDT 2008

FYI:  This may fit with your summer reading programs:  Be Creative @ your library/Express Yourself @ your library!

Picturing America Application Deadline Extended 
October 23rd, 2008 | Category: Grants 
The following contains excerpts of a press release issued by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announcing the extended application deadline for Picturing America . The application deadline is November 14, 2008.
Washington, DC-Libraries and schools now have until November 14, 2008, to apply for an innovative, free teaching tool called Picturing America. Picturing America, presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), provides high-quality reproductions of great American art to public libraries and K-12 schools to enhance the study of history, social studies, language arts, literature, and civics.
Applications are being accepted now through November 14, 2008, with delivery scheduled for spring 2009. Previous recipients of the Picturing America collection are not eligible for a second award. Application information and testimonials from librarians and educators at can be found on the Picturing America Web site, PicturingAmerica.neh.gov. Library districts and school libraries may apply for every institution in their jurisdiction with one, single application.
So far, 26,320 public libraries and schools across the nation have been awarded Picturing America materials. To view the list of recipient schools and libraries, please click here. In addition, the NEH and the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families are making Picturing America available to the 20,000 Head Start centers to enhance early childhood development and family literacy. This is independent of the current application period; Head Start centers should not submit applications.
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