Interested in The Big Read?

From the IMLS Newsletter:

Time to Apply for The Big Read
Application Deadline: February 3, 2009
IMLS, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), announces the fifth deadline for The Big Read. The purpose of The Big Read is to revitalize the role of literature in American popular culture. Grants ranging from $2,500 – $20,000 are available to encourage local communities to inspire reading by developing and carrying out programming revolving around a single work of literature. Programming must be conducted between September 2009 and June 2010. This will be the only application deadline in 2009.

Complete application and much more information is available at:

In our region, the Fergus Falls area has been successful grant winners for the past 3 years. Check out how that program has grown and flourished since first beginning with a Community Read in 2002.


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