I am pleased to announce that the NHLA Executive Board at its February meeting moved to donate $3,000 to the Kids, Books and the Arts 2009 Project. This is the second year that NHLA has donated money to the project. Kids, Books and the Arts is a project of the New Hampshire State Library in cooperation with CHILIS. The objectives of the project are to 1) encourage arts programming in communities that have offered limited or no arts programs, 2) introduce library audiences to a variety of art forms, 3) encourage artists to adapt their art form to a thematic program of interest to children, and 4) strengthen the partnership between the arts community and public libraries.
To learn more about this terrific program and to learn how to apply for a Kids, Books and the Arts grant, visit this page, http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/kids_books.html, in the New Hampshire State Library website.
If you aren’t a children’s librarian at a public library, please be sure to contact a children’s librarian at your local public library and make sure that she/he is aware of this program.