CHICAGO – Thirty travel grants are available to school librarians interested in attending the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference for the first time.

The $ 750 grant for first-time conference attendees is sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books. Those interested in applying can find the application at The application deadline is Friday, April 16, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Late applications will not be considered.

“There is something empowering about attending a conference dedicated solely to the needs and interests of school librarians,” said AASL President Kathy Carroll. “My first AASL conference left a lasting impression on me and prompted me to become even more involved in my regional association. I am very excited that Bound to Stay Bound is offering thirty first-time attendees the opportunity to attend as this conference will provide a similarly memorable experience for our fellows. Thank you, Bound to Stay Bound Books, for your continued support to the school librarians. “

The AASL National Conference 2021 is a unique conference and features daily keynotes, more than 140 simultaneous sessions, author panels, research on practice sessions, more than 100 exhibitors, the best practice IdeaLab, author signatures and endless networking opportunities. The content provided at the conference is based on the AASL’s National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians and School Libraries. All details about the national conference 2021 can be found at

“The past year has taught us the importance of community. Although we supported each other virtually and took part in numerous online learning experiences, the personal get-together is something special, ”says Carroll. “When school librarians share ideas and support one another, there is almost tangible energy in the air. I am very excited to be attending this year’s AASL National Conference so that I can meet up with colleagues and gain the full conference experience. “

“At Bound to Stay Bound, we recognize the value of the professional school librarian in our schools and are proud to offer these grants to expand their knowledge and enable them to share their experiences with other professionals,” said Bob Sibert of Bound to Stay Bound Books.

Bound, Stay Bound Books for over 100 years, has supplied children’s and youth library books, both fiction and non-fiction, to schools and public libraries. It offers books that are proven in terms of content and durability, and services that exceed your expectations.

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.