For immediate release | September 27, 2017

ALSC now accepting applications for 2018 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2018 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. This $3,000 grant, made possible by Baker & Taylor, is designed to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development.

Each application will be judged on the following:

· The plan and outline submitted for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library

· The committee encourages innovative proposals involving children with physical or mental disabilities

· Program ideas that are open to all children (birth – 14 years)

Applicants must be personal members of ALSC, as well as ALA members to apply. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 15, 2017. For more information about the award requirements and submitting the online application please visit the ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant Web page.

ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit ALSC’s website at


Courtney Jones

Awards Coordinator

American Library Association