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January 3, 2019

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 2019 Summer Library Program grants. The CSLP’s (Collaborative Summer Library Program) 2019 theme is “A Universe of Stories!”  This grant program will provide funds to support libraries in the production of summer library program/summer reading programs (SLPs/SRPs) that engage and benefit their communities.

The purpose of the grant program is to empower libraries to enhance their 2019 SLP/SRPs with library-led activities that spark creativity and productivity, engage individuals, and benefit their communities.

A wide range of activities for all age groups can qualify for this LSTA grant program; feel welcome to be creative, seek out partners, and try something new – or expand on something you have already established.

Libraries may apply for up to $1500 in federal LSTA funds and need to provide a 25% cash match of the total project cost (e.g. $500 if you request $1500 federal dollars; $200 if you request $600, etc.).  The cash local match may be from the library budget, donations, fundraising, etc.

This grant does not require the project coordinator to have an MLS/MLIS degree. Also, please note that use of CSLP themes and materials is NOT required for a library to be eligible for this LSTA grant.

All proposals should be submitted electronically, as one set of documents, to  and must be received by 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2019.

Questions on the Ohio LSTA grant process should be addressed to Cindy Boyden, or 800-686-1532 or 614-644-6863.

Questions on the Summer Library Program should be addressed to Janet Ingraham Dwyer, or 800-686-1532 or 614-644-6910.

Learn more about the 2018 Summer Library Program grant opportunity and the Ohio LSTA grant program:

Learn more about summer library programs and the CSLP:

The State Library of Ohio administers Ohio’s LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) program, funded through the independent federal agency IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services).

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875