Youth @ BTBLIntroducing our new "Youth @ BTBL" page! Now there is a place for youth to go for resources and news pertaining directly to them from BTBL. Review book lists, read news stories, learn about scholarships, and more.
The Gift of Reading 2014 from Seedlings Braille Books
Thanks to the Detroit Free Press, every visually-impaired child in Michigan can get 1 free book (braille or print-and-braille) from Seedlings Braille for the holidays! You can register online, by fax (734-427-8552), or by phone (800-777-8552), but your registration must be received by 5:00pm on 11-11-14. Visit the Seedlings Braille website for more information.
Letters About Literature
The Library of Michigan is announcing the 2015 Letters about Literature program. They are the Michigan host for this national program from the Library of Congress. It is reading-writing contest that invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to write letters to authors of books that have changed their lives. This program gives students the opportunity to reflect deeply on a book. Children and teens can participate on their own or as part of a library or class project.
For more information about this program, visit the Library of Michigan youth services page.
Sheryl Anderson Gordon Foundation Educational Scholarship
Educational Criteria: Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student (12 credit hours or more).
Applicants must meet the following Vision Loss Criteria: 20/70 or less, central vision, best corrected, in better eye, and/or 20 degree peripheral field or less in better eye or 20/40 or less, best corrected, in better eye, and associated field loss with a prognosis of further vision loss secondary to underlying disease process.
View this scholarship form for complete eligibility criteria.
Stay tuned. More information coming soon.