Reimagine Space

Reimagine Library Grant

The Learning Resources Department, in collaboration with the Maintenance & Operations Department, is ready to help your school community to reimagine its library in order to support student literacy, achievement, and the development of essential skills - especially life-long learning! We can help you do this by modernizing, beautifying, and updating your space and collection to meet the needs of all of your students. We look forward to partnering with you!


There is a sense of urgency because only about 1 out of 4 APS students in grades 3-8 is achieving at grade level in reading and writing. Teachers, leaders, families, and students have been working hard to turn this around and we believe the library can play an important role in supporting all of our students, and especially those who are under-performing, to find success at developing positive life-long learning habits as readers and writers!


  • Competitive grant - we anticipate more applications than funding available
  • Total project cost up to $20k which includes a 15% school contribution to the total cost
  • All proposals and applications must be approved by school principal

Congratulations to our 2019-20 grant winners!

Crawford Cougars

Dalton Dalmations

Laredo CDC Cubs

Iowa Bears


Friday, November 15 - DUE: Intent to apply with draft proposal submitted by end of day

Monday, November 25 - Schools with viable draft proposals are invited to complete official project plan application

Friday, December 13 - DUE: Official project plan application submitted by end of day

Friday, December 20 - Grant winners notified of project plan approval

Month of January 2020 - Begin final planning of school project and determine the timeline for completion

January - June 2020 - Projects are completed

Reimagining Spaces Examples