Public Programs Office (PPO)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience, a traveling exhibition produced by ALA, NEH and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


The ALA Public Programs Office promotes cultural and community programming as an essential part of library service. Through professional development activities, programming resources, model programs and grant opportunities, PPO supports libraries as they fill their role as community cultural center, a place of cultural and civic engagement, where people of all backgrounds gather for reflection, discovery, participation and growth.

Check out ALA Programming for information on currently available opportunities, as well as resources for past programs. Programming Librarian, our online resource center, is full of feature articles, blog content and tools to help you plan and promote quality programming in your library. To support programming librarians in public, academic, special and school libraries we offer an array of online learning opportunities, as well as programs at the ALA  Annual conference.  

For more information about PPO, see our 2012 Annual Report.

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