[kids-lib] Grant opportunity: Encourage creativity for children ages 6-14, applications due 9/25

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Aug 19 09:14:57 PDT 2015

ALA’s Association for Library Services to Children just announced a new grant opportunity.
Curiosity Creates<http://www.ala.org/alsc/curiositycreates> - Apply Now!<http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/9c4eBJTdUrq80e1e40>
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is excited to announce the availability of a new grant to help fund creativity programming in public libraries. Your library could be one of 77 lucky recipients of a $7,500 grant to encourage creativity for children ages 6-14. The grants may be used to expand existing programming and/or create new opportunities for children to explore their creativity.
·         Application deadline is September 25, 2015
·         Applicants must be public libraries; individual branches within a library system are welcome to apply separately.
·         Publicly funded community-based local library systems and branches in the United States are eligible to apply. (Includes all 50 states and Puerto Rico)
·         Grantees may be invited to participate in the development of a best practices publication for creativity programming in libraries. Selected grantees will be expected to participate in interviews and/or site visits by a consultant who will be developing this publication.
·         Projects should be for the development and implementation of a program or series of programs to serve children ages 6 to 14.
·         Projects should focus on one or more of the following seven critical components of creativity:
1) Imagination & Originality
2) Flexibility
3) Decision- Making
4) Communication & Self-Expression
5) Collaboration
6) Motivation
7) Action & Movement
Selection Criteria Includes:
·         Creativity components addressed
·         Program reach (including diversity, inclusion and community partnerships)
·         Project design and replicability
Apply Now!<http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/9c4eBJTdUrq80e1e40>
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)<http://www.ala.org/alsc/curiositycreates_FAQs> - Updated 08/17/2015
 Questions? Contact:
Angela N. Hubbard
Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
ahubbard at ala.org<https://owa.ala.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=kXhoA1gv0E66LrlnrES9aqu2-_njZdIId2thta6JowD-hMmOC4zQNXzcRCAFckDfKO0zaqvvZng.&URL=mailto%3ajison%40ala.org> | (312) 280-139

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