Florida Humanities provided $34,300 to 14 public libraries and library systems across the state for summer reading programming in 2024 for the second year of the Summer Reading Program Funding Opportunity. Funded programming complements the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2024 theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library”, encouraging readers of all ages to explore new stories and viewpoints with a curious and open mind through their local public library.

Funded programming is listed below:

Brevard County Libraries (Brevard) – $3,000
Brevard County Libraries will use funding to implement a virtual creative writing and publishing workshop for children and teens led by locally and nationally recognized authors.

Calhoun County Public Library (Calhoun)- $3,000
The Calhoun County Public Library will use funding to support an interactive author program, provide titles for participating young readers during summer reading, and enhance their children and teens’ circulating collections.

Delray Beach Public Library (Delray)- $3,000
The Delray Beach Public Library will use funding to support title distribution at their summer reading young readers and middle school STREAM activities.

DeSoto County Library (DeSoto)- $3,000
The DeSoto County Library will use funding to support a bilingual folktale presentation for young readers, mythology presentations for middle school readers, and distribute titles for participating young readers and teens during summer reading.

Gadsden County Public Library (Gadsden)- $1,400
The Gadsden County Public Library will use funding to support three storytelling workshops for young readers and enhance their children’s circulating collection.

Hardee County Public Library (Hardee)- $1,600
The Hardee County Public Library will use funding to support a multi-week creative writing workshop for teens and enhance their children and teens’ circulating collections.

Jacksonville Public Library (Duval)- $3,000
The Jacksonville Public Library will use funding to support two creative writing workshops and a reading and discussion program with New York Times award-winning author Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes during the James Weldon Johnson Junior Lit Fest.

Lake Worth Beach City Library (Palm Beach)- $2,000
The Lake Worth Beach City Library will use funding to enhance their young readers’ circulating collection.

New River Public Library Cooperative (Union)- $3,000
The New River Public Library Cooperative will use funding to support title distribution for young readers at three community outreach programs during summer reading.

Palm Springs Public Library (Palm Beach)- $3,000
The Palm Springs Public Library will use funding to support title distribution for young readers throughout their summer reading programming.

Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System (Jackson)- $600
The Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System will use funding to support title distribution for participating teen readers during summer reading.

Pasco County Libraries (Pasco)- $3,000
Pasco County Libraries will use funding to enhance their children and teens’ circulating collection at two county branches.

Santa Rosa County Library System (Santa Rosa)- $3,000
The Santa Rosa County Library System will use funding to provide titles for participating young children and teen readers throughout summer reading 2024.


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Questions? Please contact:
April Myerscough
Grants Coordinator
[email protected]