Funding for the School Library

With school system budgets in decline, our school library media centers are, too. Librarians are faced with the locating extra funding in order to supplement budgets.

Here are some ways in which extra funding can be obtained:

1. Charity Ball: Library and the LAC host a charity ball with a dinner, dancing, band, and silent auction to raise money for school library.

2. Reverse Raffle with entertainment and dinner.

3. Bookfairs

4. Used book, equipment, and furniture sale

5.  Grants: http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/programs/grants.htm and http://librarygrants.blogspot.com/ both offer a list of grant opportunities for libraries.

Check out this awesome article and  YouTube video about the Wilson Film Festival Fundraiser! http://www.slj.com/2013/11/schools/creative-fundraising-ideas-wilson-elementarys-ipad-film-festival/#_

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