Libraries can now submit an intent to apply form for the 2019-2020 Family Literacy Grant cycle. The Family Literacy Grant is designed to help your library work on building its capacity to provide early literacy services in your community, based on the best practices of this parent education initiative.
This early literacy training program will run from July 2019 – June 2020 and is limited to 10 member libraries. During this time, these libraries will:
- Attend 5 mandatory meetings/trainings that will cover the full curriculum of the Ready to Read at New York Libraries: Early Childhood Public Library Staff Development Program.
- Receive support from MHLS staff, from member library peers in the cohort, and from professional materials provided by MHLS.
- Receive funds to the library for early literacy materials
All libraries who did not participate in the last Early Literacy Cohort (January 2018 – June 2019) are invited to submit an intent to apply form.More information, and the 2019-2020 intent to apply form are available at https://bit.ly/2I2iL1Z Please submit completed forms to Courtney Wimmers, MHLS Outreach & Engagement Specialist by June 25th.