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Family Place Libraries Grant Opportunity CLOSES this Friday!

2018 January 8
by Bethany Wilson

We are drawing nearer to the application close date for the FY18 Family Place Libraries opportunity. If you are interested in submitting an application for the grant, please do so by close of business on Friday, January 12th, 2018.

The purpose of this grant is to create a welcoming, family-centered environment that empowers caregivers of young children as they become their child’s first teachers. This grant will provide funding for the equipment and training necessary for each library to:

  • Host workshops for children 0-3 and their caregivers.
  • Develop an interactive space for this age group to play and learn in the library.
  • Forge strong partnerships with community organizations serving young children and their families.

If chosen to participate in the 2018 cohort, libraries can expect to send two, full-time staff members to training either April 23-26 or May 7-10. Following training, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will provide funding support in the amount of $6000 to participating libraries to buy supplies necessary to launch a successful Family Place LibraryTM location at their facility.

The application is entirely online and can be accessed after logging into the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Grants Management System.

NOTE: If you do not have an account with the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Grants Management System, please contact Bethany Wilson, Youth Services Consultant, at 512-463-4856 or bwilson@tsl.texas.gov and I will get you set up.

If you have questions about Family Place LibrariesTM in Texas or need assistance with the application process, please contact Bethany Wilson at bwilson@tsl.texas.gov , 512-463-4856, or 800-252-9386 (toll-free for Texas). This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

START MY FY2018 FAMILY PLACE LIBRARIES GRANT APPLICATION

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