[GrantsTX] FW: Deadline extended - We the People Bookshelf
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Fri Jan 27 09:25:58 CST 2006
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For Immediate Release
January 17, 2005
Application deadline extended for We The People Bookshelf grants on "Becoming American"
CHICAGO - The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced today that the January 17 deadline for the We the People Bookshelf on "Becoming American" has been extended to March 1, 2006. A recent commitment from the McCormick Tribune Foundation doubled the number of available awards from 1,000 to 2,000.
This spring, ALA and NEH will award a Bookshelf - 15 classic books for young readers on the theme of "Becoming American," plus three of those titles in Spanish - to 2,000 school (K-12) and public libraries. Guidelines and the online application are available at http://www.ala.org/wethepeople through March 1, 2006.
Libraries interested in receiving the collection are required to develop and host a program to introduce the collection and its theme of "Becoming American" to students and/or patrons. Unlike past We the People Bookshelves, there will be no second deadline for "Becoming American." Applications are due by March 1, 2006, and should not take more than 45 minutes to complete.
Multiple libraries within a system or school district may apply for and receive a Bookshelf. For tips on applying on behalf of multiple locations, visit http://www.wethepeople.gov/bookshelf/becomingamerican-system.html.
To access a list of titles and further details, please visit http://www.ala.org/wethepeople. With questions, contact publicprograms at ala.org.
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