Lois Lenski Covey Foundation provides books for children

Posted by on August 18, 2008

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation is a charitable institute whose purpose is to assist organizations in their efforts to provide books to children who might otherwise lack access to children’s literature.

Lois Lenski, the 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, had a life-long concern that good books be available to all children. In pursuit of this goal, she established a foundation to provide grants to public libraries, school libraries, and non-profit agencies serving disadvantaged populations.

The foundation annually awards grants to rural and urban, public and school libraries serving at-risk children. The Foundation gives priority to applications from libraries and agencies with real need and limited book budgets.  Funds are earmarked for purchasing books for young people, and are not intended for administrative or operational use. Previously awarded grants have ranged from $500 to $3000.

Successful applicants have proposed purchases to update their children’s book collections generally or to expand their holdings in specific areas.

To obtain an application, which is due by September 15th, click here.


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