Through resources, ideas, and professional development opportunities, we seek to help libraries fill their role as cultural and civic hubs in their communities.


The ALA Public Programs Office empowers libraries to create vibrant hubs of learning, conversation and connection in communities of all types. 

Our staff works closely with librarians, humanities scholars, artists and documentarians, STEM and financial literacy experts, and others to create nationwide programming opportunities, grants and traveling exhibitions for U.S. libraries. 

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Current Grants

Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

Other Grant Opportunities

ALA Chapters Directory

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries

Federation of State Humanities Councils

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Public Library Association


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