For the first time in years, the Illinois State Library will offer a spring season round of Live and Learn Public Library Construction Grants, with awards ranging from $2,500 to $125,000 in three seperate offerings. The program assists public libraries with construction costs in their facilities.
While any Illinois public library may apply, priority will be given to public libraries that have not received a Live and Learn Construction Grant Program grant since July 1, 2004. The first important date to remember is February 15th 2008, when Letters of Intent are due. Full Applications are due or postmarked by April 11, 2008.
Complete information and applications can be found at the ISL web site. If anyone has questions regarding these grants, please contact H. Neil Kelley, Trustee Education, Systems and Construction Consultant at 217-782-1891 or Mark Shaffer at 217-524-4901.