[Library Media] DIA MultiCultural Mini Grants & Webinar

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Wed Dec 31 11:35:38 MST 2014


Dear Librarians,



*Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros / Children's Day, Book Day*(also known
as *DIA*) is just around the corner – *April 2015*. Are you planning an
event at your library? Would you like to plan activities for DIA but don’t
know where to start? The State Library can help!



The State Library is once again offering Mini Grants to help you plan and
conduct DIA events or activities in your community. To get all the juicy
details (including the grant application & ideas for activities) go to:
http://library.utah.gov/dia



Here are the basics:


   - Mini grants are available *to school libraries*, *public libraries*,
   and *tribal libraries* throughout the Beehive State
   - The mini grant amount is up to $500
   - Applications deadline is January 31, 2015
   - Notifications will be done by February 5, 2015
   - Allowable use of funds include: Advertising; Expenses to bring an
   author, poet, educator, trainer, or presenter; Educational material;
   Supplies, printing, and postage. Sorry, FOOD OR REFRESHMENTS ARE NOT
   ALLOWABLE EXPENSES.
   - The desired results (outcomes) for a DIA MultiCultural Mini Grant
   Project include:
   - Connect children to the world of learning through books, stories and
      libraries.
      - Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful
      tools for strengthening families and communities.
      - Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and
      embrace a child’s home language and culture.
      - Introduce families to community resources that provide
      opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.



On *January 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM* we will have *a 30-minute webinar* that
will cover:


   - A little background information about Día de los Niños, Día de los
   Libros / Children’s Day, Book Day
   - Some specifics about the State Library's Día MultiCultural Mini Grants
   - Tips for filling out the Application form & the Final Evaluation form
   - Ideas for events and activities you can carry out in your own library
   and community

Sign up for the webinar today at: https://usldia.eventbrite.com



If you’d like to hold an event or activities with two or more of these
outcomes in mind – *APPLY TODAY FOR A DIA MINI GRANT!*
<http://heritage.utah.gov/library/dia-grants>



For more information about DIA Mini Grants, please contact Juan Lee at the
State Library at 801-715-6769  |  800-662-9150  | jtlee at utah.gov


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*Juan Tomás Lee*, Library Consultant
Utah *State Library* Division
250 N 1950 W Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-715-6769  |  800-662-9150  |  jtlee at utah.gov

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