Community Reads grants now available!

SELCO is pleased to announce the launch of a new program called Community Reads!  Supported through Library Legacy funding, Community Reads is designed specifically to aid you in your community-wide reading efforts.  This program will help to promote reading, research, and discovery through the sharing of perspectives among local residents who read the same book and participate in programs focused on the community selected title.

With Library Legacy financial support of up to $1,000 to each library applicant towards its program, the grant itself may be used to underwrite the honorariums and travel expenses of featured speakers and expand local advertising/marketing.  Also, libraries may apply annually during the two years of the FY2014 – FY2015 biennium.

All SELCO libraries are encouraged to submit an application which may be found here.  If you have any questions please feel free to send me an e-mail at or give me a call at either 507.288.5513 or 1.800.992.5061.  We look forward to seeing all the great community reading events being planned by you and I’m looking forward to being able to attend a few too!

Happy planning!