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Scholastic Inc. and Bestselling Author Partner on School Media Center Assistance Program

scholastic.jpgBudget cuts are a perennial concern for libraries of all types, but particularly for school media centers. Compounding matters, Friends groups affiliated with these school libraries are often ineligible to apply for grant opportunities aimed at public libraries. 

Fortunately, Scholastic Inc., in partnership with bestselling mystery author James Patterson, recently rolled out a new assistance program. Librarians, teachers, Friends and parents are encouraged to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 - $10,000 to offset K-12 media center expenses. New materials, updated computer equipment, and space redesign expenses are all eligible for consideration. 

That’s not all. Scholastic Inc., through its Scholastic Reading Club, will match monetary awards dollar for dollar with ‘Bonus Points,’ good towards the purchase of a wide assortment of classroom and media center supplies. 

Applying is easy! Nominators should be prepared to explain, in just 300 words or less, how awarded funds would be spent. Pre-approval from school administration is strongly advised, as monies will only be distributed only  a vetting process in which the principal gives permission for consideration. Submit your application by May 31 at the very latest.