Time to Apply for The Big Read
Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2008. IMLS, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, announces the fourth deadline for the Big Read program. The purpose of the Big Read is to revitalize the role of literature in American popular culture. Grants ranging from $5,000 – $20,000 are available to encourage local communities to inspire reading through the Big Read program. This will be the only application deadline in 2008. www.neabigread.org.
For the past 2 years, Fergus Falls has received Big Read grants and have conducted outstanding programs in their community. For more information about their success contact Rebecca Petersen (A Center for the Arts) or Walt Dunlap (Fergus Falls Public Library).