Vermont Department of Libraries

October 19, 2007

Has your library received a CLiF grant yet?

Filed under: Funding Opportunities — vtdeptlib @ 9:54 am

Dear Librarians,

If your library serves a community with a population under 5,000, it may be eligible to receive a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation – CliF. Suzanne Loring of CLiF asked me to share the following with you:

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing a love of reading and writing among children throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. One of the ways CLiF supports children’s literacy is by awarding sponsorships of $2,000 in new, high-quality, hardcover books for children up to age 12 to rural public libraries that serve towns of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. If your library receives a CLiF sponsorship, CLiF will travel to your town, deliver the books in person, and give a presentation to your town’s children about the joys of words, books, reading and writing. Libraries get to select their own books. Most CLiF book delivery celebrations take place at the local elementary school, so that every child in town may learn about what’s available at the local library.

If your library is interested in applying, please contact CLiF and ask for their simple 2-page application, or visit http://www.clifonline.org to download the document. Deadlines for applications are February 1 and August 1. Each year CLiF sponsors 24 rural public libraries. CLiF has already awarded sponsorships to 223 libraries, almost 60% of all the rural public libraries throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. If you visit our web site, you can see a map that shows all the libraries we’ve supported thus far. CLiF also provides similar sponsorships to bookmobiles and shelters. For more information, contact: Duncan McDougall – Executive Director, 802-244-0944; Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), 1536 Loomis Hill Rd., Waterbury Center, VT 05677; childrens.literacy@verizon.net

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