LSTA Summer quick grant program

The Library of Michigan announced a new Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) summer quick grant program for public libraries . LSTA allows grant funds for public library services and has priorities for targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills and expanding services for learning and access to information.

This program provides funding for public libraries to purchase materials and supplies that meet the selected program topics for a given year and are for an identified program or service the library will be providing. Funding is intended to supplement local topical services that improve information access and quality of service in their communities. The focus will be on small projects that improve community services, with a focus on the LSTA priorities listed above.

The grant period will be from June to August annually, as funding allows. Funding will be from $500 to $2,000. Funding is by reimbursement. The application deadline is May 22, 2017.

Eligible applicants are Michigan public libraries that are legally established and currently eligible for state aid. Detailed information on the grant program, including the program timeline, applicant eligibility, and the application, is available at  Please contact Karren Reish at 517-241-0021 or with questions on the program.


2017 Camp Wonderopolis

Application for Camp Wonderopolis Library Grants

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is accepting applications for Camp Wonderopolis 2017 library grants. Three libraries will be awarded funding to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming for families during summer months through a series of four workshops.

NCFL will award each library a $3,000 grant and provide training and support to implement Camp Wonderopolis workshops for parents/caregivers and their school-aged children. Libraries will be expected to:

  • Hold four family Camp Wonderopolis workshops between June 12, 2017 and August 31, 2017.
  • Submit instructions for one Maker activity related to a Camp Wonderopolis track at the direction of NCFL staff.*
  • Submit reading lists related to two Camp Wonderopolis tracks at the direction of NCFL staff.**
  • Write two blog posts of 300-500 words each and provide accompanying photos, captions, and videos related to Camp Wonderopolis experiences.***

Please submit the brief application below by Friday, February 10, 2017, to be considered for funding.
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