First Innovation in Libraries micro-grant winner announced

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We’re pleased to reveal the first “Innovation in Libraries” Awesome Foundation chapter grantee: the “100 Years, 100 Selfies” project of Summit, Illinois, USA.

The project is a partnership between the Summit Public Library and community organization The Warehouse Project & Gallery (TWP&G). The partnership’s new $1000 grant will go towards profiling 100 residents from the Summit community to celebrate the library’s upcoming centennial.

The resulting exhibit, consisting of interviews and photographs, will both honor the tremendous contributions the library has made to the community over the last 100 years and also allow the members of TWP&G to utilize their artistic talents to document and narrate the community’s appreciation for its public library.

As one of the Innovation in Libraries (IiL) chapter’s twenty trustees explained, “I was impressed by the way this project brought together community collaboration and engagement with creativity, social history and library advocacy activities…The physical exhibition sounds like an excellent opportunity to bring [the Summit, IL] community together.”

Do you have a library-related project that’s inclusive, daring, and diverse? We want to fund it!

We’re now accepting applications for our April 2017 micro-grant (deadline April 15). For more information, visit the grant webpage or apply via the Awesome Foundation.