NC Reads promotes library literacy programs 3

NC Reads promotes library literacy programs
Finding early literacy programs in your area just got easier! The Department of Public Instruction website, NC Reads, now lists public library literacy programs by county. Some of the programs include: PAWS for Reading, Bookbagger Program, Adventures in Books, and Summer Reading. The NC Reads initiative targets reading support to preschoolers and elementary students across ...

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar – March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar - March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)
In honor of Women’s History Month the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library is offering a  free online webinar on researching female ancestors.  This one hour online webinar will explore resources and practices in finding the women in your family tree using research tools and materials in the NC Government and Heritage Library.  Open to ...

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool
The Foundation Center with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has released a new tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, to help libraries explore funding data in a variety of ways including maps, charts and lists. This tool can help those looking for funding identify organizations who have awarded grants to libraries similar ...

Hurricane Matthew Relief

The State Library wants to help those libraries still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in the 49 counties identified by FEMA. We’ve developed a modified EZ Grant program to help replace items available to the public (such as library books, computers, furnishings, etc.) that were destroyed as a result of Hurricane Matthew AND that are not ...

Pilcrow Foundation Grants for Children’s Books

Rural public libraries in the United States that have suffered loss and damage due to recent natural disasters (flooding, fire, hurricanes, etc.) may be eligible for special non-matching grants: Disaster Relief Grant information. Children’s Book Project Grant Information Please read all the information below to determine if your library is eligible for a grant under ...

Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children 1

Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children
Parents of 3, 4 and 5-year-old children are invited to sign up for free text messages from “Ready4K,” provided by ParentPowered Public Benefit Corporation in partnership with the State Library of North Carolina. It’s part of a program developed by Stanford University which shows that fun facts received by texts can greatly increase children’s learning. ...

YALSA 2017 Summer Learning Program Grants

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced two grant opportunities for 2017. Twenty, Summer Learning Resources grants will be awarded to libraries to support projects serving teens who are English as a second language learners, at risk of failing school or living in socio-economically challenged communities.  Twenty additional grants will be awarded through the ...

PLA, ACRL and ALCTS announce 2017 award and grant opportunities

PLA, ACRL and ALCTS are seeking nominations for a variety of awards and grant opportunities.  See below for details. 2017 Public Library Association (PLA) Awards: Allie Beth Martin Award, honoring a public librarian who has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and has the distinguished ability to share ...

Save the Date – Virtual Family History Fair – October 15, 2016 1

Save the Date – Virtual Family History Fair – October 15, 2016
The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library, State Archives of North Carolina and the Friends of the Archives will be presenting a virtual family history fair on Saturday, October 15, 2016. We will be having four presentations that will be 30-45 min featuring such topics as using digital collections for genealogy, an overview of the ...

State Library Blogs and Listservs

Did you know that the State Library hosts several other listservs and blogs to help you connect with colleagues around the state and learn about new resources?  The lists below are all open to library staff throughout the state and we encourage you to join and be an active member! Library Development Listservs: CEInfo: Subscribe ...