No. However, institutions without a library that provide services to underserved, under resourced, or at-risk teen populations are encouraged to contact their local library and create a partnering relationship with the library as the applicant.
Yes! ALA welcomes applications from past recipients of GSC and TRHT GSC grants. Please mention your past participation in your proposal.
No, attendance is not required, though those who have not attended a GSC workshop in the past are strongly encouraged to participate. Please note:
Yes. The library may keep up to one copy of each title for the library collection and provide up to one copy for the discussion leader. All other Great Stories Club books must be gifted to program participants to keep as their own. If you cannot fulfill this program requirement, please contact Brian Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org) to explore options for meeting the grant terms.
The Great Stories Club core reading lists were selected by the humanities scholars who serve as GSC project advisors. Programming librarian advisors and ALA staff also advised during the selection process. GSC librarian advisors developed the GSC supplemental reading lists.
No. If your library is unable to work with at least three of the titles that have been included on a themed reading list, you will not be able to complete the program requirements.
No. All applicants will be notified by ALA, regardless of the outcome of their applications. Grant notifications will be sent via email to all applicants on two dates: "Empathy" theme notifications will be sent on July 20, 2018 and "Heroism" notifications will be sent on August 1, 2018. If your library has not received notification by the stated date, please contact ALA at 312-280-5045 or email@example.com.