The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office offers programming grants, traveling exhibitions and other resources for libraries of all types. Below is a list of current opportunities. To receive announcements about upcoming grants, subscribe to the Programming Librarian e-newsletter or the Public Programs Office electronic discussion lists.
- Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibition: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the ALA Public Programs Office invite libraries to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The special library exhibition — based on the exhibition at the USHMM in Washington, D.C. — will travel to 50 U.S. public and academic libraries from 2020 to 2022. Read the project guidelines and apply online by August 9, 2019.
- Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation: Library workers are invited to apply for ALA's Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work. Grantee benefits include 11 paperback copies of up to four books on the reading list; a programming grant of up to $1,200; travel and accommodation expenses paid for attendance at a two-day orientation workshop in Chicago; and additional resources, training and support from ALA’s Public Programs Office. Visit the project guidelines and apply online by July 15. Up to 35 libraries will be selected.
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