Patterson to Donate $1.25M to School Libraries

by Rachel Baker on March 9, 2015

I always think its interesting when best-selling authors do really cool philanthropic things. James Patterson, over the last few years, definitely ranks amongst one of the coolest. In 2013, he gave $1 million to independent bookstores. This year, he’s partnering with Scholastic to donate $1.25 million to school libraries across the country. Scholastic will match each dollar donated and give bonus points to acquire books and other materials.

There’s a link in the article to nominate your school for one of these grants.

Here’s the Article: James Patterson to Donate $1.25M to Libraries

As part of a new initiative designed to raise awareness about the state of school libraries in the U.S., James Patterson announced that he will make a $1.25 million donation to school libraries across the country this year. Scholastic will match each dollar donated with bonus points, which teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms, at every school that receives an award.

The program will launch with $1.25 million in grants that will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. As of March 9, those interested in participating will be able to nominate a school for a donation by filling out a form with their school’s information and a short description of how their school library would use the money. All schools in the U.S. that serve students pre-K through 12th grade are eligible to win a grant; donations will range from $1,000 to $10,000 per school.

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