Penguin Young Readers Group Award

This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend to up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference.

Current Penguin Award Winners
Past Penguin Award Winners


  • Each applicant will be judged on the following:
    • Involvement in ALSC, as well as any other professional or educational association of which the applicant was a member, officer, chairman, etc.
    • New programs or innovations started by the applicants at the library in which he/she works
    • Library Experience


  • Applicants must:
    • Be personal members of ALSC as well as ALA; organizational members are not eligible
    • Work directly with children in elementary, middle schools or public libraries
    • Have less than ten years, but more than one year, of experience as a children's librarian by the opening of the Annual Conference
    • No previous attendance at an ALA Annual Conference

How to apply 

The ALSC Grant Administration committee is no longer accepting applications for the 2015 Penguin Young Readers Group Award. 

The 2015 Penguin Grant Award winners have been announced. 2016 applications will open in fall 2015.

Announcement of winners

The winners of the 2015 Penguin Grant have been announced. View the announcement on

Committee resources

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