The FY23 Community Reads Application is now closed. The application will reopen in July, 2023 when the FY24 fiscal year begins. SELCO libraries or an organization partnering with a SELCO library has the opportunity 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 a variety of ways. Funding can be used for books, an author talk, a storywalk, art materials for a project related to the book, marketing materials 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.