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Edwards Trust Wants to Recognize and Reward Your Teen Literacy Initiatives

maggie.jpgTeens – and particularly teenage boys – can be a tricky demographic to get reading. Happily, on the whole, they are also more receptive than most to library programs and initiatives aimed at instilling that valuable love of reading.

In this vein, the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust is offering generous grants of approximately $500-$2000 to public and school libraries who go above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of teen literacy. The Trust is named after a groundbreaking young adult librarian who transformed teen services nationally through tireless work as an ALA leader in the 1930s-60s.

In particular, the Trust wishes to recognize and reward projects aimed at promoting 1) reading for pleasure, or 2) the effective training of YA librarians.

Applications are being accepted and considered on a continual basis. Candidates will be graded on program design and management, on thoroughness and quality of evaluation measures, and on cost and cost effectiveness.

For more information, visit the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust online, or jump straight to the pdf application