Stephanie Miller-Davis Library Grant Program is the opportunity your library has been looking for to fund your goals for childhood literacy. This grant program has been established to promote early childhood literacy in rural South Dakota communities in partnership with SD State Library and SD Community Foundation.
Use the funds to develop or expand a summer reading programming, add materials to your collection or book interesting presenters to share their knowledge with your patrons. Grant funds are encouraged to be used to broaden programming during this time of social distancing to include curbside, outdoor and virtual programming.
$1,000 award will be given to 25 libraries that meet specific criteria for up to three years! Act fast the deadline is February 1, 2021. Funds will be awarded before summer reading starts!
Eligibility details can be found in the grant application. Questions can be directed to 1-800-423-6665 or email Laura Kelly.
Take a look at the below video to see creative ways grant funds were spent in 2020! For a complete list of grant awardees and quotes from partnering organizations visit library.sd.gov: Stephanie Miller-Davis Library Grants.