Tuesday, November 27, 2018
NNLM Reading Club Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2019
To help grow health literacy, the The National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading Club mini-award program. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address local community health information needs by celebrating important National Health Observances through the fun and intimacy of a book club. The NNLM Reading Club offers a selection of three different book titles along with corresponding free, ready-to-use, downloadable materials designed to help promote and facilitate a book club discussion on a health issue or topic. Libraries can download the ready-to-use book club discussion materials for use with the library’s holdings or apply for a kit.
Participating NNLM regions are offering the quarterly Reading Club picks in a free, handy, portable Book Club Kit. This program-in-a-box format includes 8 copies of each of the following items: the selected book, discussion guide, MedlinePlus bookmark, NIH MedlinePlus Magazine, NIH All of Us Research Program brochure and additional material to support the kit, inside a sturdy library book bag. The first set of available books are in support of Family Health History; the titles for selection are The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, and It’s All Relative.
Any U.S. library that is a Network Member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is eligible to apply for one NNLM Reading Club Book Kit. Libraries that support outreach to vulnerable populations and encourage participation by these groups will receive priority status.
Your library may already be an NNLM Network Member. Network member libraries can be public, hospital or academic libraries. Search the Member Directory to find out. If not, network membership is free; members belong to a network of many types of libraries across the country that are interested in providing quality health information services in their communities through training, funding, and other free NNLM services. Learn more and apply to become a member at nnlm.gov/psr/members. Visit the NNLM Reading Club to submit the online application form.