Programming & Exhibitions

  • Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change. A free learning series from ALA and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation. Click here to learn more. Because our divided nation needs conversation more than ever.
  • Preservation Week: April 23-29, 2017
  • Win $5,000 for your K-8 school library with the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award. Apply by May 5. Click here to apply.

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, the Public Programs Office 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.