Cultural programming, discussion series and traveling exhibitions are some of the best ways to engage with your library community. Information on current exhibition tours and recently closed applications is listed below.
- Applications will open in July 2015 for Explore Earth, Explore Tech and Explore Space. Public libraries will be invited to apply to host one of these three interactive, 200-square foot STEM traveling exhibitions. The opportunity is offered by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance.
- Applications will open in July 2015 for a new round of Great Stories Club funding. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Great Stories Club will introduce more than 8,000 young adults to accessible and thought-provoking literature selected by humanities scholars to resonate with reluctant readers struggling with complex issues like incarceration, violence and poverty. Programming grants will be available to libraries of all types that are located within or working in partnership with organizations that serve at-risk young adults, including alternative high schools, juvenile justice organizations, homeless shelters and foster care agencies, teen parenting programs, residential treatment facilities and other nonprofit and community agencies.
The application period for the 2015 Jaffarian School Library Program Award is now closed.
- The application period for Discover Earth, Discover Tech and Discover Space is now closed. View the selected sites.
- The application period for the StoryCorps @ your library programs is now closed. View the selected sites.
- The application period for the traveling exhibition Exploring Human Origins is now closed. View the selected sites.
- The application period for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare: A Traveling Exhibition is now closed. View the selected sites.