**All Community Reads titles must be by Minnesota-based authors.**

The FY24 Community Reads Application is now closed. The FY25 application will open in September, 2024. 

November 15: Application Due

December 4: Application review by Committee

December 5: Notified of application status

January 1 - December 31, 2024: Approved projects take place

All SELCO libraries are eligible to apply for up to $2,000 in Community Reads funding each year. This grant is designed to support a community-wide reading initiative in many ways. In addition to a traditional "one title" community read, consider the following...

Funding can be applied in a wide variety of ways including, but not limited to: an author talk, a storywalk, art materials for a series of workshops related to books, purchasing books to distribute or add to your collection, writing workshops etc. Your imagination is the limit! When people read together they come together to learn and grow, and a Community Reads initiative can help your library build a more engaged and empathetic community.