Little Free Library Read in Color Grant - In Partnership with LittleFreeLibrary.org

Spring 2024 Little Free Library | Read in Color Grant Applications

The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. is pleased to provide the Little Free Library Read in Color Grant in partnership with the Little Free Library organization.

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Spring 2024 Little Free Library Read in Color Grant Timeline

  • Application Window Opens: February 15, 2024 
  • Application Window Closes: March 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Committee Review: March 16, 2024 through March 27, 2024
  • Grant Recipient Notification: March 29, 2024
  • LFL Grant Orientation for Stewards & Team Members: April 3, 2024
  • Web site Updated and Media Release: April 5, 2024
  • LFLs to be planted & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Be Held On or Before: May 31, 2024
  • Project Summary Submission to The Education Foundation of BCPS: May 31, 2024
  • Submission of Recipient Grant Survey: May 31, 2024

Congratulations Fall 2023 Little Free Library | Read In Color Grant Recipients!

Battle Grove Elementary School – Principal: Kristi GallierProject Coordinator: Kelly Greer

Catonsville High School – Principal: Matthew AmesProject Coordinator: Kandice Medley

Highfields Homeowners Association – Project Coordinator: Leslie Beavers, serving the Catonsville Community

Holabird STEM Middle School – Principal: Yolanda BookerProject Coordinator: Harry Wujek

Martin Boulevard Elementary School – Principal: Katie WhisnerProject Coordinator: Alexis Windwer-Geppi

Meadowood Education Center – Principal: Karl RaddayProject Coordinator: Erin Kempa

Oakleigh Elementary School – Principal: Cynthia MethenyProject Coordinator: Rebecca Yackley

Owings Mills High School – Principal: Terri MosesProject Coordinator: Courtney Yates

Southwest Academy Magnet School – Principal: April FranklinProject Coordinator: Brandi Thomas

The Chatsworth School – Principal: Andrea DerrienProject Coordinator: Laura Wurzbacher

Fall 2023 Little Free Library | Read In Color Grant Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies!

The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc.'s RIC LFL Steward Orientation

Thursday, September 14, 2023

 

Highfields' Read In Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, October 6, 2023

 

 

Owings Mills High School's Read In Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Saturday, October 16, 2023

 

Meadowood Education Center's Read In Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, October 19, 2023

 

Martin Boulevard Elementary School Read in Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, October 19, 2023

 

Southwest Academy Read in Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

 

Oakleigh Elementary School Read in Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

 

Battle Grove Elementary School Read in Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

 

Catonsville High School Read in Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

 

Chatsworth Elementary School Read in Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

 

Holabird STEM Middle School Read in Color Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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"Today, in the United States, more than 30 million adults cannot read or write above a third-grade level. Studies have repeatedly shown that books in the hands of children have a meaningful impact on improving literacy. The more books in or near the home [and in the community], the more likely a child will learn and love to read…. Little Free Library book-sharing boxes play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books and encouraging a love of reading (www.littlefreelibrary.org).” 

 

“Read in Color® brings diverse books to Little Free Library (LFL)book-sharing boxes around the world. Read in Color distributes books that provide perspectives on racism and social justice; celebrate BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized voices; and incorporate experiences from all identities for all readers. Less than 25% of children’s books depict non-white characters. We believe everyone should be able to see themselves in the pages of a book. We also know that books can be a window into experiences that are different from our own. By reading diverse books, we can increase understanding, empathy, and inclusion (www.littlefreelibrary.org).” 

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To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and schools, please contribute to the school system through The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

 

To acquire information pertaining to all grant opportunities contact:

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps, Executive Director – dphelps@bcps.org

Dr. Heather RC Wooldridge, Associate Director- hwooldridge@bcps.org

Ms. Cindy M. Whitcomb, Administrative|Fiscal Assistant cwhitcomb@bcps.org

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. Headquarters

105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite B-1
Towson, Maryland  21204

O:  443-809-8962

 

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The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools is honored to be an advocate for BCPS students and families, teachers and schools. We serve as the bridge between you who support our schools and those who work in and lead our schools.

When we speak of partners, we speak of you, our Education Champions, our Ambassadors.  Through your act of giving, you recognize our children as the future and want to help better prepare them to embrace the many challenges as well as experience the opportunities ahead.

Together we explore and discover new and innovative ways to prepare our students for the world. Together we witness the ever-changing benefits of being a community.

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