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Announcing the Lone Star Día mini grant!

2018 February 8
by Kyla Hunt

Lone Star diaThe Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) is proud to support libraries who participate in Lone Star Día. Working in partnership with First Book, TCFB will provide grants of $200 to assist Texas libraries who serve children in need.

Grants will be awarded as a $200 credit to libraries to use as payment towards books they select from the First Book Marketplace, which offers a wide array of diverse titles for children. First Book also offers a special Celebrate Día section to assist librarians with recommended titles.

The grants are made possible by the generosity of the Edouard Foundation and the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas. Grants will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

You can use these funds to help you host an amazing Día celebration at your library in April 2018! Read all about the beginnings of Día by founder Pat Mora on her website at www.patmora.com/whats-dia/, along with explanations and guidelines for The Estela and Raúl Mora Award.

$200 Grant Applications ARE OPEN Celebrate Lone Star Día

To participate in Lone Star Día 2018 grants:

Sign up with First Book (if you are not already a member). Please note: access to First Book (and the Día First Bookgrant programA blue book cover with hands holding it and the text First Book) requires that libraries meet the criteria of serving children in need. Libraries serving at least 70% of children from low-income families are eligible to sign up with First Book. If your library has an E-Rate of 90, serves as summer meals site, partners with a local Title I school, nearby Head Start, food pantry or other agency to deliver programming for kids in need through your library you are eligible to sign up. http://www.fbmarketplace.org/eligibility-faqs/.

Fill out the Lone Star Día grant application. Apply today! Funding for this opportunity is made possible by the generosity of the Edouard Foundation and the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas. Grants will be
made on a first come, first serve basis.

Questions? Contact the Rebekah Manley, the Coordinator for the Center for the Book of Texas, at rmanley@tsl.texas.gov.

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