The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are accepting applications for their Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: “Muslim Journeys” grant program through October 25.

The program awards each of the 1,000 library sites selected with a collection of books, documentary films, and additional resource and program materials. The sites selected will be eligible in January 2013 to apply for a programming grant of up to $4,500 to support a Let’s Talk About It reading and discussion series. NEH and ALA will provide support and training to prepare libraries for hosting the popular series in public, academic, and community college libraries.

For more information about the resources and how to apply, visit

To encourage the maximum number of library applications, the deadline for this application has been extended to October 25 (previously September 25).

PLEASE NOTE that this grant opportunity comes from the ALA and the NEH. You can find answers to your questions online at or