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WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION for April 11, 2016

WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Please note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

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REFRESHING SCHOOL LIBRARIES GRANT CYCLE OPENS

Because recent data shows the average copyright date of many school library collections is over 20 years old, Washington State Library (WSL) wants to help school libraries update nonfiction collections.

WSL will provide up to 200 awards of $1,000 to K-12 school libraries for purchasing nonfiction books. If awarded a grant, teacher librarians will be able to select the books they wish through their regular acquisitions procedures. Preprocessed, shelf-ready books may be purchased if desired, but the maximum grant award is still $1,000. WSL will reimburse schools for their nonfiction book purchases up to $1,000. Only books purchased after awards are made and contracts between WSL and the school are fully signed are eligible for reimbursement.

  • For application information, please visit.
  • Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
  • Questions? Please email WSLgrants@sos.wa.gov.

WSL is compiling a booklist of suggested titles to help with selection. This list will reflect recommendations from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and WSL’s teacher librarian advisory committee. This title list will be available in late May 2016.

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