Please use these as a starting point. We encourage new ideas.
Muppets and Social Tolerance
Stefanie Abbey & Eve Davis, Jamaica, New York
High school students created their own “muppet” like puppets to express their unique personalities and perspectives around social tolerance.
Kimberly Powers. Englewood, Colorado
A bookmaking project at the public library allowed children and families to engage with photography, paper making and collaging in the spirit of Ezra Jack Keats!
Ghas-Tv-Xvm’-dvn (“The Places We Go,” Deeni language)
Liz Fox, Newport Oregon
High school students connected with their native culture by learning an ancient carving technique to create their own totem poles.
We are Kenosha
Heather Thompson, Kenosha, Wisconsin
The public library hosted a city-wide outreach program for community members to create art about why they love their city!
Panoramic Fairy Tale Workshop and Performance
Mary Jenkins. Clarksdale, Mississippi
The public library introduced an old form of storytelling, the crankie, inspiring wonder and delight in youth, teens and adults who created one together.
Creative Nonsense Library Zine
Young Adult Librarian
Blue Island Public Library
Blue Island, Illinois
Julie Stratton, Teacher
Cape May County Technical School
Cape May, New Jersey
A Place for You: A Book About Our City
Jenn Carter, 21st Century Program Director
Lewiston Middle School
African-American Shadow Plays
Jill Waltz, Teacher
Geeter Middle School
Dr. Meredith St. Clair, Program Administrator
Boise Public Schools
Great Mini-Grants are
• creative, innovative and fun
• a benefit to the children and the community