Apply to be part of the Great Stories Club and lead powerful discussions with at-risk youth.
ALA's Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens featuring books under the theme “Nature vs. Nurture: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide.” The project is supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
- 11 paperback copies of each of the three book selections (10 to gift to participants; 1 for discussion leader/library collection)
- Programming materials, including discussion guides, related reading lists, sample activities and promotional resources
- Training opportunities, including travel and accommodations for a 1-1/2-day orientation workshop in March 2017 for library project directors who are new to the Great Stories Club. (Those who have implemented a past Great Stories Club grant in 2015-16 will receive online training, and may also apply to attend the March workshop as space allows.)
- Programs that support the “Nature vs. Nurture” theme must take place between March and August 2017.