The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library was recently awarded a “Back to Books” grant in the amount of $4,250.00 for a project entitled “Creativity as a Spiritual Path.” These funds may be used for purchases including fiction and/or non-fiction books in a variety of formats, languages and reading levels. Acceptable materials include:
*Educational CDs or DVDs
These new collection development grants are funded with a combination of state dollars and federal Library Services and Technology funds awarded to the Illinois State Library by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
As part of the grant agreement, to bring attention to the new materials, beginning in September, the library will host seven Saturday programs on the theme of “Creativity as a Spiritual Path.” In addition, also beginning in September, the library will host a seven-class webinar on the theme, specifically based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.
More news on the grant and related programs coming soon!