SELCO’s Community Reads Grant Program is a subset of our Community Collaboration Grant. Designed specifically to aid libraries in their community-wide reading efforts, this program is intended to promote reading, research, and discovery through the sharing of perspectives among local residents who read the same book and participate in programs focused on the community selected title.
Unlike Community Collaboration Grants, this is not a competitive grant program. It is reviewed by SELCO staff to assure compliance with state statutes. Each library may be awarded up to $1,500 toward its program, with funds able to be used to underwrite the honoraria and travel expenses of featured speakers and expand local advertising/marketing.
Libraries may apply once per fiscal year.
Publicity is required for all Legacy funded programs.
Applications for FY2018 open October 1, 2017 and will be accepted through April 1, 2018. Funds must be spent by May 31, 2018.