September 24, 2017

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LEAP Grants for Libraries – Last Days to Vote

Which nonprofit organization will get up to $7,500 in funding from Better World Books? You decide. In 2012, approximately 3.5 million dollars worth of grant requests and more than 50 applications were reviewed by the Better World Books Literacy and Library Council, and three very worthy projects were selected. Now the clock is ticking for 2013—voting closes in just a few days!

2013 Leap GrantBetter World Books’ LEAP Grants (Literacy and Education in Action Program) are awarded to specific innovative projects that share the company’s vision of spreading literacy around the world. So cast your vote for the organizations that you think will best promote learning and literacy to underserved communities,and help make a difference. The winner will receive their proposed grant from Better World Books, for up to $7,500. You can cast your ballot once per day, but hurry and tell all your friends and colleagues—voting closes midnight June 21, 2013.

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Day of Dialog | Brooklyn
Coinciding with Brooklyn Book Festival, this special-engagement event on September 15 will feature both Festival and metropolitan-area authors with panels modeled on Library Journal and School Library Journal’s long-running and annually sold-out Day of Dialog events. Get the inside scoop on the hottest new books—plus book giveaways and author signings!