The California Council for the Humanities connects Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape our future.
California Reads aims to bring Californians together to explore important topics through books that invite conversation. This grant and resource program of the California Council for the Humanities, in partnership with the California Center for the Book, is designed to support public libraries in developing programs that will stimulate meaningful dialogue among diverse community members by using works of fiction and non-fiction. California Reads seeks to demonstrate the power of the humanities to inspire Californians to engage with challenging issues together and showcase public libraries as active centers of community life.
The summer deadline has been extended to July 29th. For more information and how to apply, visit the Council's website.