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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Looking for a library to be the first ...

We heard that not one library has ever won the Coming Up Taller Award. How can that be? Let's put an end to that this yer.... read below and if you qualify, send in an aplication. I know everyone is busy but you do have until January 31.... :-)

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Coming Up Taller awards that recognize and reward outstanding after-school, out-of-school, and summer arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. The program, in its eleventh year, is sponsored by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

By honoring excellence in after-school, out-of-school, and summer arts and humanities programs, the Coming Up Taller awards promote a creative, engaged, skilled, and confident generation of young people. Eligible museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to participate. Recipients of a Coming Up Taller award receive $10,000 at a special ceremony in Washington, DC, an individualized plaque, and an expense-paid invitation to attend the annual Coming Up Taller Leadership Enhancement Conference.

The nomination guidelines and application forms are here.


Anonymous said...

Not true! The Alameda County Library won last year for our service to Youth Literacy at the Juvenile Justice Center. More information here:

Nancy Dowd said...

Wow- that's great! How could we have missed that? Let's keep it rolling.... another library winner for 2008?