Grants Add Value
Many school libraries apply for grants and donations to supplement their collections and programs. Grants are used to acquire new books and resources. For example, The Laura Bush Grant can be used to buy new books for school libraries.
Library Services and Technology Act Grant can be used to develop special programming such as re-establish a school newspaper, implement financial literacy, or create an environmental storytelling classroom.
Partnerships developed through grants also bring new programming opportunities to our schools, broaden our world view, and expand our educational community.
See below for examples of helpful resources, grants, and programs in DCPS school libraries, such as the University of Maryland partnership in four middle schools that explores STEM identity development through literature, reading and writing using iPads and collaboration on virtual networks.