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DIA -STEM and Chicago

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In expression of thanks to the American Library Association, and the Día initiative,  I am posting a cyber ‘thank you’ for my Building STEAM with DIA award.

In our LaGrange Association Library  efforts to  bring programs which are culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities to our communities,  we received one of  20 grants of $2 000 each. Awardees are also invited to attend a  ALSC”S diversity Forum  which will be held at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Chicago. Dia2013_12x18Poster_download_01

Intended as an expansion of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), the mini-grants will be awarded to libraries that demonstrate a need to better address the diverse backgrounds within their communities and demonstrate interest in hosting culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM programs.

The mini-grants are part of the Everyone Reads @ your library grant awarded to ALSC from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Thank you for supporting our LaGrange community!  See you in Chicago , Mid Winter ALA Conference, January 30 – February 3, 2015.



Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to community. I love books, reading to my son,properly placed apostrophes,canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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