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November 17, 2019
Libraries Transform Grant
Grant Information and Application Form


The purpose of the “Libraries Transform” grant is to annually provide a SCKLS member public, academic, school district or special library with a matching grant up to $25,000 towards a project and program of change for their community library.  The objectives of the grant are to:      

  • Increase awareness and support for transforming the local library.
  • Further the perception of the library as essential to the community.
  • Energize library advocates to influence local, state and national decision-makers.


January 1, 2019
Grant availability announced.
By October 31, 2019
Applicant library director and board chair or college/school administrative officer must meet with SCKLS Director to review grant guidelines.
By November 8, 2019
Deadline for grant application submission.
By December 20, 2019
SCKLS Executive Committee reviews and selects grant recipient(s).
By December 31, 2019 SCKLS Award check distributed to grant recipient(s).
By December 31, 2020 Program/project must be completed, funds expended and recognition documentation submitted to SCKLS.


The primary purpose and costs associated with this grant application cannot be for projects or programs to repair or maintain for roof, heating/ventilation, electrical or other building infrastructure. 

The costs identified in this grant application cannot/will not be duplicated in the applicant’s other program/project funding or in applications for other SCKLS grant programs during 2020.   

Have a question? Contact Paul Hawkins, SCKLS Director, 800-234-0529, Ext. 113

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