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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (609)278-2640 ext. 113.