Welcoming Libraries Grant
FY21 Grant Application – open October 1, 2020 – October 30, 2020
Grant Implementation Timeline: December 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021
“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror…When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.”
– Rudine Sims Bishop, “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors,” 1990
“Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
– Verna Myers
Welcoming Libraries Grants will focus on activities which improve equity, diversity and inclusion in Idaho libraries and better serve the community’s underserved groups of children.