Linking Libraries, Communities & Culture

The Public Programs Office of the American Library Association (ALA) promotes cultural programming as an essential part of library service, supporting libraries as places of cultural and civic engagement, where people of all backgrounds gather for reflection, discovery, participation, and growth.

During the 2010 fiscal year, the activities of the ALA Public Programs Office demonstrated an ongoing commitment to libraries, just as libraries continue to support their communities through enhanced access to literature, music, contemporary issues, art, history, poetry, and more.