The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the winners of the El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros Family Book Club mini-grants.
Chicago Public Library-Theodore Roosevelt Branch; The Urbana Free Library; Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library; Springdale Public Library; North Miami Public Library; Irving Public Library, East Branch; Gail Borden Public Library District; Orlando Public Library – Orange County Library System; Finkelstein Memorial Library; Lancaster Public Library; Palmdale City Library; and Joliet Public Library
were chosen to receive $5,000 each to offer a Día Family Book Club. These clubs will utilize multi-cultural, multi-lingual or second language books to provide an opportunity for the community to come together. The mini-grants are part of ALSC’s Everyone Reads @ your library grant, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
The purpose of the Everyone Reads @ your library grant is for ALSC to prepare libraries to incorporate Día into their existing programs, every day of the year. To help meet this goal, ALSC will provide 12 mini-grants to libraries to initiate a Día Family Book Club Program. ALSC will also develop a Día Family Book Club Toolkit to support the mini-grant awarded libraries, as well as libraries across the nation, in the successful execution of a Día Family Book Club.
In another Día-related giveaway, The Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School received a generous gift of the following books, thanks to donations directly from authors and publishers such as Arte Publico Press, Candlewick Press and Lee & Low Books: