[Reading-For-Healthy-Families] Book Grants available for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Jan 31 09:38:21 PST 2011

Hello!  I just received the following announcement about a grant to get more giveaway books.  The grant is only available to those of you in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. Applications are due by Monday, February 28, 2011.

Learn more about the grant online at: http://www.firstbook.org/site/c.kqLLIYOEKnF/b.4467505/k.BDF3/Home.htm.

I am not very familiar with this grant, so please contact First Book if you have any questions: help at firstbook.org<mailto:help at firstbook.org> or (202) 393-1222.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services

* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *

Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528

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From: libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Joanna Burgess
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:35 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] Book Grants available from First Book?Portland, OR

Book Grants available from First Book?Portland

Starting January 31, 2011, First Book-Portland, OR is accepting grant

applications from local nonprofit organizations serving children in

need. Teachers and directors of local preschools, child care centers,

after-school programs, tutoring and mentoring programs are encouraged

to apply for grants to purchase new books to give to the children in

their programs. To be eligible to receive a First Book grant,

organizations are required to: incorporate reading as part of their

program activities, serve children and families from low-income

households, provide multiple distributions (between six and twelve) to

each child in the program, support the child's ongoing education

outside of the school classroom setting, and serve children in

Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. Applications are due by

Monday, February 28, 2011.

To receive a grant application, please contact Kathleen Brennan-Hunter

at portland_or at firstbook.org. You can learn more about First Book at


Joanna Burgess, Co-Chair First Book-Portland, OR


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