Deadline September 25 to Apply for “Curiosity Creates” Grants

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)  announced the availability of Curiosity Creates, a new grant to help fund creativity programming in public libraries. Your library could be one of 77 lucky recipients of a $7,500 grant to encourage creativity for children ages 6-14. The grants may be used to expand existing programming and/or create new opportunities for children to explore their creativity.  
  • Applicants must be public libraries; individual branches within a library system are welcome to apply separately.
  • Publicly funded community-based local library systems and branches in the United States are eligible to apply. (Includes all 50 states and Puerto Rico)
  • Grantees may be invited to participate in the development of a best practices publication for creativity programing in libraries. Selected grantees will be expected to participate in interviews and/or site visits by a consultant who will be developing this publication.
  • Projects should be for the development and implementation of a program or series of programs to serve children ages 6 to 14.
  • Projects should focus on one or more of the following seven critical components of creativity:
1) Imagination & Originality 2) Flexibility 3) Decision- Making 4) Communication & Self-Expression 5) Collaboration 6) Motivation 7) Action & Movement Selection Criteria Includes: 
  • Creativity components addressed
  • Program reach (including diversity, inclusion and community partnerships)
  • Project design and replicability
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Contact: Angela N. Hubbard Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) (312) 280-1398
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