This year 72 public library sites will receive summer reading Mini-Grants from the Colorado State Library. Each library will receive $200 to purchase books for their collection. “With over 200,000 children participating in summer reading in Colorado, we hope these funds get more books into children’s hands,” said Eugene Hainer, Assistant Commissioner with the Colorado State Library.
In 2011, a total of 240,110 Colorado residents participated in summer reading programs in public libraries. Of these readers, there were 152,720 children, 43,695 teens, and 16,824 adults.
Visit the State Library’s mini-grants page to see a list and map of the 72 library sites receiving a grant.
This grant program is made possible through the State Library using federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS provides funds to the Colorado State Library through the Library Service and Technology Act. The public libraries provide a local match of 25% of the grant.