LIBRARY AWARDED LSTA BACK TO BOOKS GRANT!!
Flora Public Library received notification on April 18 that they were awarded an FY2018 Back to Books grant. The grant, “Back to Books: Tween Reading and Reviews”, is for $4,999. With this grant, Flora Public Library will target tween readers.
For the purposes of this grant, tweens are defined as ages 10-12 and grades 5th-7th. Grant funds will be used to purchase high interest, recommended titles in fiction and non-fiction for this age group. Emphasis will be placed on graphic novels, popular authors, trends and genres. Books will be made available during the summer reading program and promoted to tween readers.
During the grant timeline, the library will present a reading program just for tweens. Participants will be asked to read two books and write reviews which will be published by local newspapers, as well as on the library’s website and social media sites. Reviews will also be compiled in print form and made available in the library. In addition to reading for pleasure, tweens will develop their writing skills
“Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).”