The Cedar Rapids Public Library is proud to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the Beanstack Black Voices Microgrants. We’re excited to share this news and what it means for our community!
As you may know, we partner with Beanstack to power our reading challenges. They’ve offered these microgrants to help us create our own reading-related programs to advance social justice and equity initiatives right here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Public Library has been offering the Read Woke Challenge to our patrons since June 2020, and will use the grant to improve the program and expand its reach. We plan to offer more resources for families who participate, engage the community in discussion around their reading, and step up our virtual programming. This will allow us to impact hundreds of additional community members. Thank you to Kevin Delecki and our entire Programming Team for putting this program and the challenge together, and advancing this work in our community. We can’t wait to share more about our program with you in the coming weeks.