Summer Reading Program Funding Opportunity
About the Program
Florida Humanities invites public libraries and library systems to apply for funding to support 2024 Summer Reading Programs that complement the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) 2024 theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. Programming must be designed for early literacy, children, and/or teens to be eligible for support and can occur virtually or in person. Bilingual programming is also encouraged.
This funding opportunity is offered in support of the Florida Division of Library and Information Services’ Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) and their membership in CSLP. For more information about FLYP and CSLP resources, click here.
Funding Highlights and Key Dates
Application Opens: January 9, 2024
Application Deadline: March 6, 2024
Funding Distribution: April 2024
Programming Period: May 1- August 31, 2024
Funding Amount:Up to $3,000
Florida public libraries and library systems are eligible to apply. A friends group, library association, foundation, city or county government, or municipality may apply on behalf of a library or library system. Individual branches are encouraged to apply through their county or city library system when possible but may apply independently. Individuals, for-profit organizations, and foreign governments/organizations are not eligible for funding. Fiscal sponsors are ineligible to apply.
Libraries can apply for up to $3,000. Applicants may request support for interactive public programming for early literacy, children, and/or teens that complements the 2024 CSLP theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and connects to the humanities. Virtual and in-person programming may include:
- Author conversations or discussions of thematic and humanities-related titles.
- Reading and discussion groups.
- Humanities-focused programs hosted by storytellers, authors, book club discussion leaders, interpreters, and content-area experts.
Previously funded humanities programs include:
- Book conversation kits
- Author storytime with hands-on activities
- Folklore and storytelling groups
- Writing workshops
A portion of requested funding may also be used to purchase titles for public circulation or distribution at proposed public programs. Approved titles for circulation must be selected from the lists available inside the CSLP manual.
Watch Informational Webinar
In this webinar, learn the tips and tricks you need to successfully apply for funding to support 2023 Summer Reading Programs.