The grants will fund things like reading and writing skill development for K–12 students, adult literacy activities, parents and children reading together, English as a second language instruction, and local, non-profit book groups. Currently, the Library Association is buying new books for classroom collections at the Children’s Center and contributing to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Little Free Libraries. Project events should normally include 5–10 participants and be open to any local resident. The maximum amount for any individual or organization will not exceed $1000 per year.
Grants will flow through the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, and your organization can make a request by filling out the application form on their website: yscf.org/apply-for-a-grant/.
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