Fade to Books Opportunity

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Fade to Books Grant Opportunity

The deadline for libraries to submit applications to the New Jersey State Library for the Fade to Books grant opportunity has been extended two weeks to Friday, May 19, 2017 (from the original deadline of May 5, 2017). Dates related to the processing and review of applications and awarding of grant funds remain unchanged; please see the Guidelines and the Application. Please also see the notice of the deadline extension on the New Jersey State Library website.

The Fade to Books grant opportunity is offered by the New Jersey State Library in partnership with the Long Branch Public Library and the Bridge of Books Foundation. Begun as a pilot project in Long Branch, Fade to Books recognizes the role of the barbershop as a community gathering space and the role of the barber as a mentoring figure for young men and boys.

For information about the program launched in Long Branch, please see the website of the Long Branch Public Library and this blog post by Abby Daly, Founder and Executive Director of the Bridge of Books Foundation.

Questions about the Fade to Books grant opportunity may be directed to Peggy Birdsall Cadigan, MLS, Deputy State Librarian, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, pcadigan@njstatelib.org or (609)278-2640 ext. 113.

 

About Eileen Morales

Throughout my career, I've helped museums and libraries in New York and New Jersey find funding sources for new projects. My favorite projects have utilized new technologies to increase public access to the photographs, diaries, and everyday objects that are not usually on display. My position as Grants Manager at the New Jersey State Library includes outreach to New Jersey libraries involved in the grant-seeking process. Email me at emorales@njstatelib.org.