During the 2018-2019 school year, CLiF will offer 12
Rural Libraries grants (6 in Vermont and 6 in New Hampshire). Applications are due Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Ideal candidates will use the
CLiF grant to think energetically,
resourcefully, and creatively about getting books to children by
collaborating with the local elementary school, childcare centers, and community members, encouraging
family participation in the public library, and promoting the new collection of
GRANT RECIPIENTS RECEIVE:
worth of new children’s books for the public library, to be chosen by the public librarian
- $500 worth
of new children’s books for the school library, to be chosen by the school
- A storytelling
and book presentation at the local elementary school for all students PK-6,
to be held between September and December.
- An author or illustrator visit and book
giveaway for all the students at the elementary school to be held between
April and June. Each student will be able to choose two new books to take home
and keep from hundreds of titles provided by CLiF. The public and school librarians will showcase their summer reading
- Two storytelling presentations, a small
on-site library, and two book giveaways for the local child care(s) on the
same days as the two presentations at the school. After the storytelling, each
child will be able to choose two books to take home and keep, and CLiF will
leave behind an on-site library of 15 new books at the child care.
- $250 grant application to support programming in your library.
- Public library in Vermont or New Hampshire.
- Located in a town of 5,000 residents or fewer.
- Limited budget, libraries with annual budget of less
than $125,000 generally given preference.
- Demonstrated need for CLiF support.
- Enthusiasm to partner with the local elementary
school, child care centers, and community members.
- Must be a minimum of four years since your last Rural Library grant.