Public Programs Office (PPO)

People of all ages look at the Public Programs Office's Thinking Money exhiibt

Mission

The American Library Association (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. We are advised by ALA's Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee (PCPAC)

Current PPO grant projects include:

Above photo: Patrons at the Salem (Ore.) Public Library view Thinking Money, an exhibition created by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation in partnership with the ALA Public Programs Office. Learn more about Thinking Money.

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