IMLS Innovation Funding; Bewitching Giveaway; A Wicked Deal for "The Devil’s Intern" | SLJTeen News

Encouraging innovation is one thing—paying for it is quite another. A Sparks! Ignition grant from IMLS would provide an excellent start in the creation of a new service or tool to implement at your library. Witch and devil fan alert: free books inside for the lucky and the speedy.
Appy Now for IMLS 2015 Sparks! Ignition Grants TIMLSlogohe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries. The application deadline is February 2, 2015. Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries are small grants that encourage libraries and archives to prototype and evaluate innovations that result in new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. These enable recipients to undertake activities that involve risk and require them to share project results—whether they succeed or fail—to provide valuable information to the library field and help improve the ways libraries serve their communities. The funding range is from $10,000 to $25,000, and there are no matching requirements. Projects must begin on October 1, November 1, or December 1, 2015. Click here for program guidelines and more information about the funding opportunity. Bewitching Reads for the New Year Tween readers and reviewers loved Stacy DeKeyser’s The Brixen Witch (2013). Get a jumpstart on her February 2015 companion novel, One Witch at a Time (both S. & S.), by entering this fun giveaway. one witch at a timeWhen Rudi goes to market without his father for the first time, he has an important task: to sell his family’s cheese and butter. He never dreams that his pesky neighbor would sell the family’s cow for a handful of magic beans!  It’s a magic that doesn’t belong in Brixen, and Rudi needs to get rid of those beans now. Will this beanstalk shortcut be a blessing or a curse? DeKeyser’s imaginative twists on classic fairy tales will bewitch young patrons. Three winners will receive One Witch at a Time in hardcover and The Brixen Witch in paperback for their collections. To enter, send an email with your name, shipping address, and email address. Entries must be received by midnight (PDT) on January 15, 2015. Winners will be selected in a random drawing and notified via email. One entry per person, please; prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses. Download free discussion guides for the novels at the author’s website. The Devil’s Intern Free Ebook Offer devils intern For a limited time only, readers can download an ebook of Holiday House’s The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie for free from B&,, and Amazon. Get your copy now; offer ends December 22. In The Devil’s Intern, 17-year-old Mitchell Johnson swipes a time-travel device so he can escape his internship in Hell's accounting office, but his plans to return to Earth and alter his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living. Join #TeamDevil for "non-stop adventure" (starred review, School Library Journal) and "outstanding fun" (starred review, Kirkus Reviews).

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