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Our Grant Application Process will Open in January 2022

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The Book Love Foundation seeks teachers who demonstrate a passion for promoting a hunger for books. These teachers recognize the diversity of every class of readers and they challenge each student to build an independent reading life of increasing depth and joy. Teachers who apply for a Book Love Foundation grant must demonstrate that they are already committed to the support of readers through current classroom practices and curates a book collection that represents our world.

  • Applicant must be a full time preK-12 classroom teacher in the United States or Canada. If your teaching position is unclear in your application, we cannot consider you for a grant. If you are awarded a grant and then accept another position in your school district this summer (like a coaching or curriculum position), we will be happy for you, but the grant will be voided. Grants cannot be transferred to colleagues.

  • Applicant must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to independent reading and book clubs as regular classroom practices.

  • Applicant must have a working classroom library. Photos of you and your library are encouraged as part of your application. 

  • Applicant must be willing to maintain the Book Love Foundation library in the applicant's classroom. The books received from this grant are not intended for a school-wide library or to be permanently divided among teachers. Creative sharing, however, is always encouraged.

  • Applicant must be willing to be included in Book Love Foundation promotional materials /website and participate in research into the effectiveness of classroom libraries on student outcomes in reading. We expect grant winners to collect records and help us advance this important work. This is a partnership. If we choose you, we expect you to help us help others. 

  • This grant is given to you to support your work as a classroom teacher. It is not given to the school or school district. Please be sure this is clear to your administrators before you apply. If you leave the district, the books go with you.

  • Applicant will collect data on books read in order for us to create an ongoing list of books we recommend. We suggest using the Booksource Classroom Organizer library app for checking out books.