[Michlib-l] Banned Books Week grants

Lancaster, Catherine (MDE) LancasterC5 at michigan.gov
Thu Apr 20 14:38:44 EDT 2017

Freedom to Read Foundation Offers 2017

Banned Books Week Grants

The 2017 Banned Books Week celebration is September 24 - 30, 2017.

The application process is now open<http://www.ftrf.org/?page=Krug_BBW>! Deadline is May 12, 2017.

Applications are open for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Banned Books Weeks Grants offered through the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

Each year FTRF distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Weeks celebration (Sept. 24 - 30,

2017.) Staff at all types of libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. Grants are awarded at two levels, $1,000 and $2,500.

To be eligible for a grant, organizations must not have been a recipient of an FTRF grant within the past five years. Grantees also receive an ALA 2017 Banned Books Week Promo-Kit valued at $84 (which includes one poster, one roll of stickers, one 50-pack of the ?2017 Field Report: Banned and Challenged Books,? one 100-pack of bookmarks and one tote bag). Grantees are encouraged to share their events on social media and with the press. A follow-up report detailing expenditures, numbers of participants, links to press coverage and a narrative of the event is due within six weeks of the Banned Books Week celebration.

FTRF Founder Judith F. Krug was a fierce proponent of education and intellectual freedom.  During Krug's lengthy career she worked non-stop to prevent censorship and protect First Amendment rights.  Librarians and intellectual freedom advocates have an opportunity to continue this work and stand up for the First Amendment by providing innovative, educational and often fun programming to highlight Banned Books Week.

Visit the Freedom to Read Foundation <http://www.ftrf.org/?page=Krug_BBW>

online   to learn more about past recipients and their projects or to apply.

Contact FTRF staff at FTRF at ALA.org<mailto:FTRF at ALA.org> or 312-280-4226 with questions.

Cathy Lancaster

Youth Services Coordinator
Statewide Library Services
Library of Michigan
517-373-5700 f
LancasterC5 at michigan.gov<mailto:LancasterC5 at michigan.gov>

Each April, Michigan celebrates the Month of the Young Child(r). Go to www.miaeyc.org<http://www.miaeyc.org> to learn more.

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