The Idaho Lottery, along with the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), implemented the Bucks for Books program in 2019 to benefit elementary school libraries in Idaho.

For the 2020 – 2021 campaign, $40,000 was awarded to 19 elementary schools located throughout the Gem State. The funds were awarded through a grant application process, in amounts of between $1,000 and $3,000.

ICfL School Library Consultant Jeannie Standal said, “The grants are used exclusively for books, which so many of our schools have little or no budget to fund. In Idaho, 28 percent of elementary school libraries have an annual book budget of $100 or less, so the funds from the Idaho Lottery are an amazing gift that will help young students throughout our state.”

For more, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/school-libraries/bucks-for-books/.

For the 2020 – 2021 grant recipients, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/Bucks-for-Book-Cumlative-through-2021.pdf.