Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. The awards seek to reward organizations doing exemplary, innovative and easily replicable work to alleviate the problems of low literacy both in the United States and worldwide, and to encourage new groups, organizations and individuals to become involved. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2014.
- The International Prize ($50,000) will be awarded to an organization or national entity that has made a significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels. This award may be given to any organization that is based in a country outside the United States.
The application rules and a downloadable application form may be accessed atwww.read.gov/literacyawards. Applications must be received no later than midnight on March 31, 2014.
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs, publications and exhibitions. The Library’s Center for the Book, established by Congress in 1977 to “stimulate public interest in books and reading,” is a public-private partnership. It sponsors educational programs that reach readers of all ages through its affiliated state centers, collaborations with nonprofit reading promotion partners and through the Young Readers Center and the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. For more information, visit read.gov.