Baker & Taylor 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. 


  • 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


  • 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 Program and Services Recognition committee will begin accepting online applications for the 2021 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant in summer of 2020.
Applications and supporting materials, including the required Signature Form, will be due by December 1, 2020. 

Please do not fill out and submit the application until you have all the necessary materials to complete your application.

Announcement of winners

Winners will be announced via a press release on the ALSC website in December.

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