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Light the Way Grant Applications Now Available!

The ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant was formed in honor of Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree author Kate DiCamillo, and the themes represented in her books.  The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done.

The  ALSC Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers Committee will select the winner of this award based on an application process.  Special population children may include those who have learning or physical differences, those who are speaking English as a second language, those who are in a non-traditional school environment, those who are in non-traditional family settings (such as teen parents, foster children, children in the juvenile justice system, and children in gay and lesbian families), and those who need accommodation service to meet their needs.  The winner of this award will be announced after ALA's Midwinter Meeting.

The ALSC Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers committee is now accepting online applications for the 2015 Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant! Applications and supporting materials will be due by Monday December 1, 2014.

Please do not fill out and submit the application until you have all the necessary materials to complete your application.

  • Send a scanned copy of the Signature Form to the chair of the ALSC Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers committee, Africa Hands,  Asheri@rocketmail.com.
  • If you would like to review the application before submitting electronically, you can download the Light the Way Grant paper application.

Complete the 2015 Light the Way Grant online application now! – link to application