The Pushing the Limits grant, aimed specifically at small and rural libraries, offers libraries subtle STEM programming aimed at adults not already interested in science topics. Modeled on the American Library Association’s long-running “Let’s Talk About It” program, Pushing The Limits is organized around four works of popular fiction that explore broad scientific themes. Libraries will partner with scientists in their community to come and lead informal discussions of each book.
The Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch and the Jefferson Market Library in Manhattan’s West Village are among forty historic places in New York City competing for $3 million in grants through Partners in Preservation, a collaboration between American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Salem Press launched The Library Grants Center on November 16. It is a free web tool designed to help librarians search for library grants at national, state, regional, and local levels. The web site focuses on grants available to all types of libraries and from a range of sources—public and private— including professional organizations, large [...]