LEWISTON — Webster Elementary School librarian Kerisha Aldrick recently accepted a 2022-23 ‘Bucks for Books’ grant totaling $3,000 from the Idaho Lottery.
The Idaho Lottery Bucks for Books program is a collaborative effort between the Idaho Lottery and the Idaho Commission for Libraries aimed at improving early childhood literacy.
Publicly funded elementary school libraries in Idaho can apply for between $1,000 and $3,000 in funding to purchase books for the school library collection.
“The Idaho Lottery was created to benefit public schools in the state of Idaho”, said Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. “Bucks for Books is another way we continue our ‘Do Good’ mission by promoting early literacy for young learners.”
In 2021-22, the Idaho Library Commission received 43 applications from schools requesting funding of $116,000. Of the 43 applicants, the ICfL funded 39 schools for a total of $105,000 in Bucks for Books awards.
The full list of 2022-23 Bucks for Books award winners has yet to be released.
Interested in applying next year?
The 2023-24 application period will open in September 2023.
Schools that have previously received a Bucks for Books award are not eligible to apply.