Grants to Provide Reading Materials to Disadvantaged Children
School libraries serving disadvantaged children in prekindergarten through grade 12 are eligible for grants from the Snapdragon BookFoundation. The grants typically range from $2,500 to $10,000. When applying for a grant, applicants should request the amount needed; if the foundation is unable to fulfill the complete request, it may offer a partial grant. The funds are intended for books that will be used repeatedly by school-aged children through classroom libraries, a central library (or something similar); processing or cataloguing fees from book vendors; reference materials for student use; and magazine or newspaper subscriptions.
Deadline: Applications are due by February 16, 2022. Winners will be notified in May 2022; checks will be mailed to schools at that time.
The Little Free Library app for iOS and Android mobile devices makes it easy for users to find little library locations near them. They can get directions to the nearest ones, create routes, and save their favorites.
The Center for Black Literature (CBL) at Medgar Evers College, in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and University of Pittsburgh School of Education, invites high school and college students of all ages to participate in the writing contest “Celebrating Black Writers: Voices Calling for Activism and Social Justice.”
BoomWriter is a simple-to-use and highly engaging writing platform that engages and inspires young writers. Students choose from one of BoomWriter’s story starts or write their own. Then they read, plan, and write the next chapter of the story.