The California State Library will be offering up to 10 Registration Assistance Awards, each for $175, one-half of the LSSC registration/application fee. Successful award recipients will be asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee with their own funds or funds obtained from other sources.
Take a look at IMLS' web page for its Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills initiative
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has revamped the web page for its Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills initiative. Museums and libraries visiting the page will now be able to access practitioner videos, a PowerPoint presentation, an updated resource list, and a toolkit that will help them organize 21st century skills workshops in their communities.
Spread the word about the Earned Income Tax Credit!
As the countdown to tax day begins, WE Connect wants to help individuals and families determine whether they are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal tax credit that can boost your federal refund up to $5,751.
The WEb Connector EZ, developed by the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation, is free and easy to use. It is our online calculator that can help people quickly and easily determine if they are eligible for the EITC. This credit was established to put money back into the pockets of eligible hard working Californians who earned less than $49,078 in 2011.
Sacramento Public Library unveils award-winning National Library Week campaign!
As the winner of the 2012 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant, the library received $3,000 to develop its public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme, You belong @ your library.
The campaign’s target audience is the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Posters, window clings and print and electronic ads that have been placed in local and GLBT publications and throughout Sacramento’s public transit system. The library’s programming for the week will include events that draw attention to the variety of services and resources the library offers for people of all ages.
The Salinas Public Library will create a new program that leverages the popularity of its bilingual mascot, Snappy the Library Tortoise. A family literacy mobile called the SnappyMobile will provide services to 2,500 families a year.
Currently children who are living in motels and couch surfing are not classified as homeless within HUD’s definition. Meanwhile the Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services do classify those youth to be homeless. The Homeless Children and Youth Act, HR 32 would amend HUD’s definition of homeless children and youth to include many that qualify for services and aren’t receiving them. This act would increase youth and families eligibility for services under these four programs or laws: Head Start, the Runaway Youth Act, the McKinny-Vento act governing education, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education act.