ASCA Grant Awarded to MCCPL
October 4, 2019
Sarah Foster, Youth Services Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: 334-625-4984, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery City-County Public Library Receives Grant For Performances and Workshops presented by the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS)
The Montgomery City-County Public Library (MCCPL) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $2,080 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the state arts agency.
MCCPL invites all to come hear a wealth of stories that celebrate African-centered traditions from around the world. A family performance will be held at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library on 245 High St. on Friday, November 8th from 4:30-5:30 pm. Register at mccpl_storytelling.eventbrite.com to get your free ticket to this event. MCCPL will also be hosting school performances for up to 350 students in the city and county of Montgomery to enjoy the cultural and artistic experience of traditional African Storytelling. The Pintlala Branch Library on 255 Federal Rd. will host a 3rd-6th grade performance for up to 40 Pintlala Elementary students on Wednesday, November 6th at 9:30 am. The public is welcomed to view this event but there is limited extra seating available register at Pintlala_storytelling.eventbrite.com. The Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library will be hosting two back to back performances for schools and daycares with students in Pre-K3—1st grade, on Thursday, November 7th at 10 am and 11 am. Your school, daycare, or large group can register at mccpl_storytelling.eventbrite.com. MCCPL will also be inviting media specialist and librarians from all over Alabama to participate in a free Storytelling Workshop on Monday, November 4th from 9am-2pm. The workshops will be on “Library Story Time: Making It Work!” and “Storytelling To Reach Teens: How to Get Them Involved In Telling Their Own Story”. Adults interested in developing their storytelling skills may register at mccpl_storytellingworkshop.eventbrite.com. MCCPL hopes to reach as many individuals as possible through the funding of the ASCA grant and presentations from the NABS to learn and share “In The Tradition…” of African storytelling.
ASCA grants are awarded through a multi-faceted competitive review process. This grant signifies that MCCPL provides programs of artistic quality, serves the needs of the community and demonstrates high-level administrative standards, as well as enhancing education of students at all levels.
This grant awarded by the Alabama State Council on the Arts is made possible through funding from an annual appropriation from the Alabama State Legislature and the Endowment for the Arts. This public support enables MCCPL to reach new audiences, foster community development, provide the highest quality programming, and demonstrate the importance of arts as a component for quality of life in Alabama.
The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Al Head, administers the grants programs and provides financial assistance in arts education and programming. The Council received its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.