Rural Public Library Children’s Book Project Program Grants

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Rural Public Library Children’s Book Project Program Grants


Sponsored by The Pilcrow Foundation

Contact:Karren Timmermans, Director
The Pilcrow Foundation
343 Washington Ave.
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Phone: 541.767.3604
Description:The Pilcrow Foundation provides matching grants to rural public libraries through the Children’s Book Project. The project aims to support the purchase of quality, hardcover children’s books suited to the community and intended to enhance active children’s departments in libraries across the United States. The foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s book from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their community. The book list includes award-winning and star-reviewed titles from educational and literary organizations.

Applications are accepted from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries; and libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system. Eligible applicants also include branch libraries serving rural communities and school libraries that remain open to the entire community year-round as the sole public library.
Eligibility:Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Children’s books up to $1,200 in value are awarded.
Deadline(s):Applications are due April 1 and October 1, 2019.
Focus:Library/Media, Native/Tribal American, Rural
Grade Level(s):PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
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