Penguin Young Readers Group Award

About the 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.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

Four librarians will each receive $600 annually.
This award is given out on an annual basis.


 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

Application Instructions

Applicants must complete the application form; describe the library program in which they work; and provide their supervisor's supporting statement. Please fill out the online application located on the ALSC website.

Contact Information

Ms. Ariana Augustine Sani Hussain (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

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Selection Criteria

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