FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 1, 2018
The American Indian Library Association and the Asian Pacific American Librarian Association are now accepting applications for the ‘Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture’ Grant. Talk Story is a literacy program that caters to American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) and Asian Pacific American (APA) children and their families, celebrating their stories through books, storytelling, and art. Once again, AILA and APALA have partnered on the grant program and allocated funding to libraries and community organizations to help them implement programs. The Talk Story Grant is funded through the generous support of Toyota Financial Services.
Applications and eligibility details can be found at www.talkstorytogether.org/grants
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Grant Amount: $750
Grant Period: May 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018
For more information, please contact:
- Katrina Nye, APALA Co-Chair: ationgirl[@]gmail.com
- Xuemin Zhong, APALA Co-Chair: xueminzhong[@]gmail.com
- Liana Juliano, AILA Co-Chair: lj2116[@]yahoo.com
Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture is a literacy program that reaches out to Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children and their families. The program celebrates and explores Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) stories through books, oral traditions, and art to provide an interactive, enriching experience. Children and their families can connect to rich cultural activities through Talk Story in their homes, libraries, and communities. This grant is aimed to give financial support to libraries and community organizations who want to introduce a Talk Story program, focusing on APA or AIAN cultures.