Innovative Reading Grant

About the Innovative Reading Grant
Supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.

Established in 2006.

Administered by:

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) logo

Award and Frequency

An annual award of $2,500.
This award is given out on an annual basis.


See application.

Applicant Responsibility

  • The grant recipient may be required to present a program at the ALA Annual and/or at a future AASL Conference AFTER the study has been completed and the results known.
  • Recipients may be required to write an article for Knowledge Quest that delineates their reading incentive project and demonstrate their successes, trials, and recommendations for improving so others can replicate the project.

Application Instructions

Visit the AASL website to apply.

Contact Information

Ms. Allison K. Cline (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2024) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-4385
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

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Selection Criteria

See the AASL website for criteria.


Recipients are notified in the spring.