Grant Recipients

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( Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens and Books)

The American Library Association Public Programs Office (PPO), Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), and Oprah's Angel Network, are pleased to announce that the following libraries have been awarded Great Stories CLUB book club grants. These grants will provide young adults with the opportunity to discuss books relevant to the challenges in their lives.

The following list of Grant Recipients is arranged by the name of the library receiving the grant, coupled with its partnering facility (if applicable), beneath, in red.

Quick links by State:

List of Grant Recipient Libraries & Their Partnering Facility

Youth Education Support Services Fairbanks AK

Kenai Community Library Kenai AK
Kenai Alternative High School Kenai AK

Ketchikan High School Library Ketchikan AK
Revilla High School Ketchikan AK

Johnson Youth Center Library Juneau AK


Birmingham Public Library / Literacy Branch Birmingham AL
T.O.A.R (Riggins) Birmingham AL


Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library Benton AR
Alternative Learning Center Benton AR

Fort Smith Public Library Fort Smith AR
Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center Fort Smith AR


Chandler Public Library Chandler AZ
Park Place Chandler AZ

Tucson-Pima Public Library Juvenile Detention Branch/
Pima County Juvenile Court Center Tucson AZ
Court Alternative Program of Education Tucson AZ


Berkeley Public Library Berkeley CA

Glendale Public Library Glendale CA
Daily High School Glendale CA

Orland Free Library Orland CA
Orland Unified School District Orland CA

SF Youth Guidance Center Library San Francisco CA

Santa Teresa Branch Library San Jose CA
Muriel Wright Residential Center San Jose CA

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library San Jose CA
James Lick High School San Jose CA

Alameda County Library San Leandro CA
Alameda County Office of Education and Probation Department

Elsie Allen Library Santa Rosa CA
Midrose High School Santa Rosa CA

Monterey County Free Libraries Seaside Branch Seaside CA
Seaside High School Seaside CA

Tulare Public Library Tulare CA
Tulare Adult School Tulare CA


Smoky Hill Public Library Centennial CO
Excelsior Youth Center for Girls Aurora CO

Youthful Offender System Library Pueblo CO


Cheshire Public Library Cheshire CT
Manson Youth Institution Cheshire CT


Hendry County Library System Clewiston FL
Clewiston Youth Academy Clewiston FL

Pasco County Library System Hudson FL
Harry Schwettman Educational Center New Port Richey FL

Broward County Library Fort Lauderdale FL
Broward County Public Schools

Venice High School Media Center Venice FL


Decatur High School Library Decatur GA


Garner Public Library Garner IA
New Horizons Alternative High School Garner IA

Iowa City Public Library Iowa City IA
Elizabeth Tate High School Iowa City IA

Tipton Public Library Tipton IA
New Directions Alternative High School Tipton IA


Mountain Cove High School Library Boise ID

Portneuf District Library Chubbuck ID
School District #25 Teen Parent Center (Alternative School) Pocatello ID

Eagle Academy School Library Eagle ID


Hayner Public Library Alton IL

Belleville West High School Library Belleville IL
Belleville Alternative Night School Belleville IL

Bolingbrook High School Library Bolingbrook IL
Phoenix Experience Bolingbrook IL

Champaign Public Library Champaign IL
CIRCLE Academy Urbana IL

Galesburg High School Library Galesburg IL
Behavior Disorders Dept Galesburg IL

Mary Davis Home Galesburg IL

Library of the Illinois School for the Deaf Jacksonville IL
Nestle's Beverage Co. Jacksonville IL

Vernon Area Public Library Lincolnshire IL
Depke Juvenile Justice Complex Vernon Hills IL

North Suburban Library Loves Park IL
Regional Alternative School-Harlem Machesney Park IL

Forman Valley Public Library Manito IL

Robert Morris College Library Peoria IL
CHOICES Youth Outreach Peoria IL

Douglas Alternative School Library Springfield IL

Springfield High School Library Springfield IL


Anderson Public Library Anderson IN
Family Connections, Inc. Anderson IN

Austin High School Library Austin IN
Austin High School Austin IN

Monroe County Public Library Bloomington IN
Indiana University School of Education Bloomington IN

Chesterton Middle School Library Chesterton IN
Duneland Alternative Learning Center Chesterton IN

J.F. Tuttle Middle School Library Crawfordsville IN
Montgomery County Alternative Program Crawfordsville IN

Memorial Park Middle School Library Fort Wayne IN

MSD Perry Township Indianapolis IN

Southport High School IMC Indianapolis IN

Warren Central High School Library Indianapolis IN
Warren Public Library Indianapolis IN

New Castle-Henry County Public Library New Castle IN
Henry County Youth Center New Castle IN

Portage High School Library Media Center Portage IN
P.H.S. Alternative Education Portage IN


Lawrence High School Library Lawrence KS
Douglas County Youth Services Lawrence KS

Olathe Public Library Olathe KS
TLC for Children & Families Olathe KS


Bowling Green Public Library Bowling Green KY
Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center Bowling Green KY

Marion County Public Library Lebanon KY
Marion County Youth Service Center/21st Century Lebanon KY

McCracken County Public Library Paducah KY
McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center Paducah KY

Ramey-Estep High School Library Rush KY


Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Library Acton MA

BB Russell Alternative High School Brockton MA

Haverhill Public Library Haverhill MA
Robert F. Kennedy Action Corp. For Children North Chelmsford MA

Holyoke Public Library Holyoke MA

Lenox Library Association Lenox MA
Valleyhead, Inc. Lenox MA

Pollard Memorial Library Lowell MA
Young Parents Program Lowell MA

Peabody Institute Library Peabody MA
Community School Program Peabody MA

Samuel E. Zoll Library Salem MA
North Shore YMCA Salem MA

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Library South Yarmouth MA

Jacob Edwards Library Southbridge MA


Mark Twain School Library Rockville MD


Sweetser Library Saco ME


Stone Alternative HS Library Ann Arbor MI

Benton Harbor Public Library Benton Harbor MI
Helping Our Youth Achieve (HOYA) Benton Harbor MI

Houghton Lake Public Library Houghton Lake MI
Nokomis Challenge Center Prudenville MI

Houghton Lake Public Library Houghton Lake MI
Shawono Center Grayling MI

Kalamazoo Public Library Kalamazoo MI
Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home Kalamazoo MI

Manchester High School Library Manchester MI
Manchester High School Alternative Education Manchester MI

Public Libraries of Saginaw Saginaw MI
First Ward Community Center Saginaw MI


Hennepin County Library Minnetonka MN
Intermediate District 287 Plymouth MN


Centralia Public Library Centralia MO
Champion Academy Centralia MO

St Louis Public Library - Central St Louis MO
St Louis City Juvenile Detention Center St Louis MO

University City Public Library University City MO
Alternative School University City MO


G. Chastaine Flynt Memorial Library Flowood MS
Rankin Co. School District Alternative Education Brandon MS

Williams School Library Raymond MS


Lewis & Clark Library Helena MT
Project For Alternative Learning Helena MT


Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Charlotte NC
Mecklenburg County Jail - North Charlotte NC

New Hanover Co. Public Library Wilmington NC
Dreams Center for Arts Education Wilmington NC


Lincoln Correctional Center Library Lincoln NE

Sump Memorial Library Papillion NE
IDEAL Papillion NE


Keene Public Library Keene NH
TNT Alternative School Keene NH


Brick Township Branch, Ocean County Library Brick NJ
Laurelton School, Pathway's Program Brick NJ

Brick Township Branch, Ocean County Library Brick NJ
Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center Toms River NJ

Ocean County Library Forked River NJ
Ocean County Residential Group Center Forked River NJ

Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library Jackson NJ
Alternative School at Christa McAuliffe Middle School Jackson NJ

Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library Lakewood NJ
The Academic Collaborative Effort/Lakewood Education Center Lakewood NJ

Mercer County Library System Lawrenceville NJ
Mercer County Youth Detention Center Trenton NJ

Columbia High School Library Maplewood NJ

Morristown High School Media Center Morristown NJ
TeenPride Morristown N.J.

Ocean County Library Toms River NJ
Toms River Alternate School Toms River NJ


Albany Public Library Albany NY
Albany City School District Albany NY

Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn Residential Center Brooklyn NY

Fairport Public Library Fairport NY
Monroe County Children's Center Rochester NY

Lawrence Middle School Library Lawrence NY

Locust Valley High School Library Information Center Locust Valley, NY
Locust Valley High School PASS Program Locust Valley NY

Mount Pleasant Cottage School UFSD Library Pleasantville NY

Adriance Memorial Library Poughkeepsie NY
Liberty Parnerships Program Poughkeepsie NY

Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library Poughkeepsie NY
Family Partnership Center Poughkeepsie NY

Rensselaerville Library Rensselaerville NY
New York State Office of Children and Family Services Rensselaerville NY

Paul D. Schreiber High School Port Washington NY
Schreiber Alternative School Port Washington NY


Akron-Summit County Public Library Akron OH
Akron Alternative Academy (Akron Public Schools) Akron OH

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Library Brecksville OH

Carl F. Shuler SLMC Cleveland OH

Cleveland Public Library Cleveland OH
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court's Detention Center Cleveland OH

Southmoor Middle School Library Columbus OH

The Gardendale Academy Dayton OH

Lima Public Library Lima OH
Lima City Schools OPT Center Lima OH

Tuscarawas County Public Library New Philadelphia OH
Multi County Juvenile Attention Center-Tuscarawas New Philadelphia OH

Miami University Library Oxford OH
Mosaic Discovery Center Liberty IN

Wadsworth Public Library Wadsworth OH
Opportunity School Wadsworth OH

Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Warren OH
Trumbull County Educational Service Center Warren OH

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Youngstown OH
Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Detention Center Youngstown OH


Bartlesville High School Library Bartlesville OK

Crutcho Public School Library Oklahoma City OK

Quapaw Public School Library Quapaw OK

Talihina High School Library Talihina OK
Talihina Public Schools Talihina OK

Tecumseh Public Library Tecumseh OK
Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center Tecumseh OK

Wanette School Library Wanette OK
Little River Academy Macomb OK

Mabel C. Fry Public Library Yukon OK
Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children's Justice El Reno OK


Eugene Public Library Eugene OR

Multnomah County Library Administration Portland OR
New Avenues for Youth Portland OR


Juniata Valley High School Alexandria PA
Mainstream Counseling, Inc. Huntingdon PA

Sullivan County Library Dushore PA
Red Rock Job Corps Center Lopez PA

Crossroads Program Greensburg PA

TIU#11/YFC#3 School James Creek PA
Youth Forestry Camp #3 James Creek PA

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Norristown PA
NYDC (Chosen Generation) Norristown PA

Student Achievement Center Library Pittsburgh PA

Shawnee Academy Library Shawnee-on-Delaware PA

Eastern Monroe Public Library Stroudsburg PA
Shawnee Academy Shawnee on Delaware PA

Francis Harvey Green Library West Chester PA
Pennsylvania GEAR UP West Chester PA


Cranston Public Library Cranston RI
RI Training School Cranston RI

Pawtucket Public Library Pawtucket RI
Blackstone Academy Pawtucket RI

Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program Library Providence RI


Burroughs Learning Center Library McKenzie TN
Carroll Academy Huntingdon TN


Austin Public Library Austin TX
Leadership Academy-Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Austin TX

Donna High School Library Donna TX

Duncanville Public Library Duncanville TX
Duncanville Teen Court Duncanville TX

Fort Worth Public Library Fort Worth TX
Fort Worth Municipal Courts Fort Worth TX

McGovern-Stella Link Branch Library Houston TX

Irving Public Library Irving TX
City of Irving Teen Court Irving TX

B.L. Gray Junior High School Library Mission TX
Palmer Drug Abuse Program McAllen TX

Progressive High School Library Missouri City TX

Olton Area Library Olton TX
Options High School Olton TX


Chesterfield County Public Library Chesterfield VA
Chesterfield County Juvenile Detention Home Chesterfield VA

Douglass School Library Leesburg VA

Loudoun County Public Library Leesburg VA
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Leesburg VA

Richmond Public Library Richmond VA
Adult Career Development Center Richmond VA

Roanoke City Public Libraries Roanoke VA

River Bend Middle School Library Sterling VA

Virginia Beach Central Academy Library Virginia Beach VA


Green Hill Academic School Library Chehalis WA

Naselle Youth Camp School Library Naselle WA

Olympia Timberland Library Olympia WA
Choice for Change Olympia WA

Skyway Library, King County Library System Seattle WA
Black River Alternative High School Seattle WA

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Vancouver WA
Clark County Juvenile Detention Center Vancouver WA

Walla Walla Public Library Walla Walla WA
Pathways Back Program of Juvenile Justice Center Walla Walla WA


Amery Public Library Amery WI
Cottonwood Group Home LTD Amery WI

Coulee Region High School Library Galesville WI
G-E-T High School Galesville WI

Hedberg Public Library Janesville WI
Rock River Charter School Janesville WI

Oshkosh West Media Center Oshkosh WI
Alternative Education/Credit Recovery Oshkosh WI

RHS Library Rhinelander WI
Northwoods Community Secondary School Rhinelander WI

SPASH/Alternative High School Stevens Point WI
Charles F. Fernandez Alternative High School Stevens Point WI

Verona Area High School Library Verona WI
Verona Area High School Verona WI

Harvey Philip Library Waukesha WI
Harvey Philip Alternative Charter School Waukesha WI


Bluefield Middle School Library Bluefield WV
Bluefield Middle School Book Club Bluefield WV

Bridge Street Middle School Library Wheeling WV


Laramie County Library System Cheyenne WY
Attention Home Cheyenne WY

Albany County Public Library Laramie WY
Cathedral Home for Children Laramie WY