Friday Grab Bag, December 13, 2019

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Try Not. Kids grades K-5 are invited to put their skills with the Force to the test at […]

Submissions are Open for the New Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply for a new annual grant to support innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant will provide $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. Libraries are invited to apply by […]

New Grant Opportunities

Grants Encourage Innovative Projects to Enhance the Lives of Young Children Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood:  The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age. The […]

Grants Available for Colorado Teen Literature Conference in April

Grants are now available for teens and adults to attend the 31st Annual Colorado Teen Literature Conference on Saturday, April 13th, 2019, featuring keynote authors Sandhya Menon and Bill Konigsberg. This annual conference offers breakout sessions that have appeal for teens, educators, librarians, and anyone interested in teen literature. The conference will be held at the […]

CLIR: Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Grant Available.

Council on Library and Information Resources: Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), is intended to help digitize and provide access to collections of rare or unique content in cultural heritage institutions. The program supports projects that make digitized […]

New Year, New Newspaper Support Program

CHNC New Content Support Program The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce that the 2019 program to support the addition of new historic news in the CHNC is now open for applications.  The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection New Content Support Program for newspaper digitization is designed to help cultural heritage organizations across […]

Funds for Youth Programs in Oklahoma and Surrounding States

The Kerr Foundation primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation also considers requests from organizations in the surrounding states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as organizations located in Washington, DC. The Foundation offers grants to organizations that provide new or enhanced opportunities, particularly for youth, which […]

SIPA is Here to Help

The SIPA (Statewide Internet Portal Authority) recently opened applications for its 2019 Micro-Grant program.   The program is designed for state and local governments, special districts and public education in Colorado to put more information and services online.  Grant funding is available for hardware, professional services, innovation, digitizationproject planning and broadband.  Example projects include, digitization and […]

SIPA Helps You Get Information Online

Need a little help getting your historic collections online?  The Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) can help you do that.  Each year SIPA offers a micro-grant program designed for state and local governments, special districts k-12 and public universities in Colorado to put more citizen-facing information and services online. This can mean online access to […]

Colorado’s Prison Libraries helped by State Grants to Libraries

Colorado Correctional Libraries were awarded over $5,ooo by the 2016-17 State Grants to Libraries (read more about the State Grants to Libraries program). The Institutional Library Development Team used the funds to purchase new materials: DVDs that state prison librarians can use to create reentry-focused programming about vocational skills, parenting, healthy eating, succeeding during parole, and […]