2020-2021 Program Year Information
The Outreach for Underserved Children program provides resources to enhance public library outreach visits, reaching those children who cannot get to their local library and increasing the number of families with access to books in their homes throughout the year. This program has absorbed a similar program that was offered in the summer months, the Bright Futures: Outreach for Underserved Children program, and is now offered year-round. The program request window is open August 15 – June 15 each year. During the continued COVID-19 health crisis, with limits on physical gatherings and other forms of outreach events, ICfL is viewing library outreach efforts with more flexibility and understanding for the times we are experiencing.
School libraries may now apply independently to this program, on a case-by-case basis, if you do not have a public library nearby or if your public library cannot serve your school through their outreach efforts. Schools, please contact a Read to Me staff member to discuss your outreach effort and, if approved, a separate school application link will be sent to you for completion.
The Outreach for Underserved Children program opens on August 15, 2020 and closes for the fiscal year end on June 15, 2021.
Outreach for Underserved Children Book Request Information