We are applying to the Libri Foundation, a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.
The Foundation wants us to work with our own community because they believe in community involvement and want to encourage and reward local support of libraries. The community can contribute from $50 to $350 which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books through the Foundation's BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program for a match of only $350.
Three years ago we received this grant with a match from the Paul J. Allen Foundation. This year we are asking that Staff and Community members consider donating as little as $1 towards our goal of $350. It will truly be a project with Community Involvement! We sent out an all-staff email this morning and have already received $150.00!! Wow. Only $200 to go.
Here are some of the books we received from Libri three years ago. It's sure worth doing again: