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International Children´s Book Day
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen´s birthday, 2 April, International Children´s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children´s books. (more)
El día de los niños/El día de los libros
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children´s Day/Book Day) , commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30th. Read more...
USBBY Special Projects Fund
In February 2007, the USBBY Board of Directors approved creating a Special Projects Fund to be used specifically to fund worthy projects, both domestic (U.S.) and foreign (IBBY related projects) that merit USBBY support. (more)

Applying for Special Projects Funds
The USBBY Special Projects Committee is currently accepting applications for funding future activities and projects.

Applications are judged on urgency of the need, the quality of the proposed project, short term and long term benefits, and compatibility with IBBY and USBBY´s mission and goals. No more than $4,000 will be awarded annually to any one project.

If you know of worthy domestic or foreign projects that would fit the designated criteria, please submit an application to V. Ellis Vance, Special Projects Fund chairperson. An application and guidelines are available online or can be obtained by contacting Ellis Vance at Executive.Director@usbby.org.

The deadline for application submission is August 1 each year.