The Florida Humanities invites public libraries and library systems to apply for funding to support 2024 Summer Reading Programs that complement the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) 2024 theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library”.
Donor Name: Florida Humanities
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1000 to $10,000
Grant Duration: Less than 1 Year
Florida Humanities’ 2024 Summer Reading Program funding opportunity provides support to public libraries and library systems for the development and hosting of summer reading programs designed for early literacy, children, and/or teens. Programs may be implemented virtually or in person. Bilingual programming is also encouraged.
To be eligible for support, programming must complement Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)’s annual theme. CSLP is a nonprofit, charitable organization that works to develop interest in reading and library use by supporting summer reading events in public libraries across the United States. CSLP’s 2024 theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library” encourages readers of all ages to explore new stories and viewpoints with a curious and open mind. The 2024 theme encourages exploration, innovation, and discovery in public libraries
This funding opportunity is offered in support of the Florida Division of Library and Information Services’ Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) and their membership in CSLP.
Applicants may request support for engaging, interactive public programming for early literacy, children, and/or teens that complements the 2023 CSLP theme. All programming must connect to the humanities by exploring personal and cultural commonalities and differences and encouraging exploration, collaboration, and understanding. Applicants are encouraged to review the 2023 CSLP manual for inspiration and programming ideas.
Virtual and in-person programming may include:
- Author conversations or discussions of thematic and humanities-related titles
- Reading and discussion groups
- Humanities-focused programs hosted by storytellers, authors, book club discussion leaders, interpreters, and content-area experts
Libraries can apply for up to $3,000.
May 1- August 31, 2024
- Florida public and municipal libraries and library systems are eligible to apply. A friends group, library foundation, city or county government, or library association may apply on behalf of a library or library system. Individual branches are encouraged to apply through their county or city library system when possible but may apply independently. Individuals, for-profit organizations and foreign governments/organizations are not eligible for funding. Fiscal sponsors are ineligible to apply.
- Libraries located in Rural Areas of Opportunity and those with programs that target underserved audiences will be given priority consideration. Underserved audiences can be defined as those whose access to the humanities is limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, and/or disability.
For more information, visit Florida Humanities.