ALSC Summer Reading Program Grant

The ALSC Summer Reading Program Grant is designed to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries by providing $3,000 in financial assistance, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development.

Current ALSC/Baker & Taylor Winners
Previous ALSC/Baker & Taylor/BWI* Winners

*The ALSC Summer Reading Program was previously sponsored by BWI, a part of the Follett Corporation from 2007-2012. 

Criteria

  • Each application will be judged on the following:
    • The plan and outline submitted for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library
    • The committee encourages innovative proposals involving children with physical or mental disabilities

Requirements

  • Applicants must:
    • Be personal members of ALSC as well as ALA; organizational members are not eligible
    • Submit program ideas that are open to all children (birth – 14 years)
    • Submit program ideas take place at a public library

How to apply

The ALSC Grant Administration committee is no longer accepting applications for the 2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant. 
 
The deadline for 2015 applications has passed. 2016 applications will open in fall 2015.

Announcement of winners

Winners will be announced via a press release on the ALSC Web site.

Grants Administration Committee Manual (Word)
Grants Administration Committee Manual (PDF)