CARES Act - Summer Software Grant

Summer Software Grant

The MBLC is offering Summer Software Grants to support library participation in the statewide summer reading program. While these are called "summer" grants, our hope is that libraries will use the software to support year-round library programing.

The MBLC will be working with Beanstack to provide this service. Below are some important details:

  • The grants will be for two years. You will not need to reapply; but once selected for the grant, if you decide not to use the software, please notify the MBLC so that someone else may use the license.
  • Funds will not come to the library. The MBLC has established a statewide contract with Beanstack and will pay them directly on behalf of your library.
  • Libraries will work directly with Beanstack to set-up their program and for any technical support.
  • Summer Software grants are made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). 


Public libraries that are certified in the State Aid to Public Libraries Program.


Applications due May 29, 2020.

Application Help

Contact Lyndsay Forbes for assistance or questions.