Books Save Lives Grant for School Libraries

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) is accepting applications for its Books Save Lives Grants, providing up to $10,000 in diverse titles to school libraries.

WNDB will prioritize grants for schools located in areas most impacted by book bans and censorship. The grant money must be used toward purchasing diverse books and the books must remain on the shelves for a minimum of four years.

Applications are due by February 28, 2023.

Applicants must nominate a school library within the United States to receive a Books Save Lives Grant and applications may be completed anonymously.

Winning school libraries will be able to select diverse titles from book lists provided by WNDB, which have been vetted by the WNDB team that’s comprised of award-winning authors, teachers, and librarians. Each winning school may also submit a list of up to 30 diverse titles that they’d like to receive with their grant money, pending review. Books are shipped directly to the school.

For more information and to apply, visit the website at

For more grants like this one, check out the NLC’s Grant Opportunities for Nebraska Libraries.

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