Writers Live at the Library

About the Writers Live at the Library This national project, begun in 1992 as “Writers Live at the Library,” provides grant opportunities for libraries to present theme-based cultural programming for adults and family audiences to explore important issues and ideas, featuring live appearances by literary, visual and performing artists.

“LIVE! @ your library” is an initiative of the ALA Public Programs Office, with major support from the National Endowment for the Artsexternal link, Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fundsexternal link, John S. and James L. Knight Foundationexternal link, and additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanitiesexternal link.

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Award and Frequency

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Application Instructions


At this time, the ALA Public Programs Office is not accepting grant applications for LIVE! @ your library. Please check back for updates and possible new grant opportunities in the future.

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Contact Information

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