Upcoming Library Grants and Awards

dollar signEBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award is an annual recognition bestowed upon a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less in a manner demonstrating excellent service to its community as exemplified by an overall service program or a special program of significant accomplishment. The award honors a public library for all or any of the following: uniqueness of service of program; impact of program or service on community; how the service or program will affect the future of the library and its community. The award comes with a $1,000 honorarium.

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ALA Trustee Citation

Deadline: January 15, 2015

The ALA Trustee Citation recognizes public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, symbolizing and honoring the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. The award is presented during the ALA Annual Conference and equal consideration is given to trustees of libraries of all sizes.

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Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Pizzigati Prize annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change.

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Otto Bremer Foundation

Deadline: January 7, 2015

Otto Bremer Foundation funds proposals consistent with the Foundation’s mission of assisting people in achieving full economic, civic, and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. Grants are only available to organizations in Bremer Bank Communities.

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Summer Reading Resources Grant (YALSA)

Deadline: January 1, 2015

Libraries administering summer reading programs that are open to teens, who are within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, and who have a librarian who is a personal member of YALSA are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant to purchase resources that will bolster their teen summer reading program.

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