ALA awards additional 100 Library Census Equity Fund grants

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/22/2020


Shawnda Hines

Assistant Director, Communications

Public Policy and Advocacy

(202) 403-8208

WASHINGTON — The American Library Association (ALA) announced the names of 100 additional libraries receiving Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants of $2,000 to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census.  

In November 2019, more than 500 libraries of all types submitted applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants. ALA awarded 59 mini-grants in December 2019, an additional 21 mini-grants on April 9, and 13 more mini-grants on April 13, based on available funding at the time. With support from Facebook, ALA is now awarding 100 additional mini-grants. In total, ALA awarded 193 Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants to libraries in 46 states and the District of Columbia, providing more than $380,000 in support.

Applications were reviewed by a selection committee established by ALA’s 2020 Census Library Outreach and Education Task Force: Tom Adamich, Patricia Ball, Heather Cousin, Susan Hildreth, and Cecilia Tovar. 

A complete count in the 2020 Census supports fair funding for libraries, schools, healthcare, and other vital services. Residents can respond to the 2020 Census through September 30. 

The 100 new Library Census Equity Fund grantees are: 

  • Ada Public Library (Ada, Okla.)
  • Alabama Library Association (Montgomery, Ala.)
  • Albany Public Library (Albany, N.Y.)
  • Aldrich Public Library (Barre, Vt.)
  • Apache County Library District (Saint Johns, Ariz.)
  • Arkansas County / Stuttgart Public Library (Stuttgart, Ark.)
  • Arlington Public Library (Arlington, Texas)
  • Asbury Park Public Library (Asbury Park, N.J.)
  • Aurora Public Library (Aurora, Colo.)
  • Azalea Regional Library System (Madison, Ga.)
  • Berwyn Public Library (Berwyn, Ill.)
  • Bethlehem Area Public Library (Bethlehem, Pa.)
  • Bladen County Public Library (Elizabethtown, N.C.)
  • Blue Island Public Library (Blue Island, Ill.)
  • Bonham Public Library (Bonham, Texas)
  • Britt Public Library (Britt, Iowa)
  • Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Broward County Library (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • Brownwood Public Library (Brownwood, Texas)
  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • C. H. Booth Library (Newtown, Conn.)
  • Cabarrus County Public Library (Concord, N.C.)
  • Calumet City Public Library (Calumet City, Ill.)
  • Capitan Public Library Volunteer Organization (Capitan, N.M.)
  • Capon Bridge Library (Capon Bridge, W. Va.)
  • Carnegie Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County (Clarksdale, Miss.)
  • Cecil County Public Library (Elkton, Md.)
  • Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System (Jamestown, N.Y.)
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Library (Toppenish, Wash.)
  • Coos Bay Public Library (Coos Bay, Ore.)
  • Cranston Public Library (Cranston, R.I.)
  • D Brown Memorial Library (Rosebud, Texas)
  • Delta High School Library (Delta, Utah)
  • District of Columbia Public Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • Divide County Library (Crosby, N.D.)
  • Dodge City Public Library (Dodge City, Kan.)
  • East Orange Public Library (East Orange, N.J.)
  • Eastern Shore Public Library (Parksley, Va.)
  • El Paso Community College Libraries (El Paso, Texas)
  • Elizabethtown Library Association (Elizabethtown, N.Y.)
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Erie County Public Library (Erie, Pa.)
  • Euclid Public Library (Euclid, Ohio)
  • Faith Public/School Library (Faith, S.D.)
  • Forest Park Public Library (Forest Park, Ill.)
  • Fort Smith Public Library (Fort Smith, Ark.)
  • Gilbreath Memorial Library (Winnsboro, Texas)
  • Hamlin-Lincoln County Public Library (Hamlin, W. Va.)
  • Harold S. Swindle Public Library (Nicholson, Ga.)
  • Hazleton Area Public Library (Hazleton, Pa.)
  • Hinckley Public Library District (Hinckley, Ill.)
  • Huntingdon County Library (Huntingdon, Pa.)
  • Huntington Public Library (Huntington, N.Y.)
  • J. R. Huffman Public Library (Hemphill, Texas)
  • James Madison Middle School Library (North Hollywood, Calif.)
  • Jourdanton Community Library (Jourdanton, Texas)
  • Killeen City Library System (Killeen, Texas)
  • Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Mass.)
  • Lincoln Public Library (Lincoln, N.H.)
  • Lincoln University Inman E. Page Library (Jefferson City, Mo.)
  • Longview Public Library (Longview, Texas)
  • Lorain Public Library System (Lorain, Ohio)
  • Louisville Public Library (Louisville, Neb.)
  • Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (Wakefield, Mass.)
  • Mackinaw Area Public Library (Mackinaw City, Mich.)
  • Madison County Library System (Canton, Miss.)
  • Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
  • Manti Public Library (Manti, Utah)
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System (Miami, Fla.)
  • Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, Wis.)
  • Molokai Public Library (Kaunakakai, Hawaii)
  • Mono County Library System (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)
  • Moore Memorial Public Library (Texas City, Texas)
  • Mosheim Public Library (Mosheim, Tenn.)
  • Mount Vernon Public Library (Mount Vernon, N.Y.)
  • Nacogdoches Public Library (Nacogdoches, Texas)
  • Nevada State Library and Archives (Carson City, Nev.)
  • New Bedford Free Public Library (New Bedford, Mass.)
  • New Brunswick Free Public Library (New Brunswick, N.J.)
  • New York City College of Technology Ursula C. Schwerin Library (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Newport Public Library (Newport, R.I.)
  • Oakland Public Library (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Oconee County Public Library (Walhalla, S.C.)
  • Perry County District Library (New Lexington, Ohio)
  • Public Libraries of Saginaw (Saginaw, Mich.)
  • Public Library of Enid and Garfield County (Enid, Okla.)
  • Redgranite Public Library (Redgranite, Wis.)
  • Rio Grande City Public Library (Rio Grande City, Texas)
  • Rockbridge Regional Library (Lexington, Va.)
  • Saline County Library (Benton, Ark.)
  • St. Clair County Library System (Port Huron, Mich.)
  • Stephens College Library (Columbia, Mo.)
  • Superior District Library (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.)
  • Trimble County Public Library (Bedford, Ky.)
  • Tri-Town Bookmobile (North Berwick, Maine)
  • Virginia Beach Library Foundation (Virginia Beach, Va.)
  • Washington County Public Library (Chipley, Fla.)
  • Whiting Public Library (Whiting, Ind.)
  • Williamsburg Regional Library (Williamsburg, Va.)
  • Winn Parish Library (Winnfield, La.)

For more resources for libraries to support an inclusive count in the 2020 Census, visit and follow the conversation on social media with #CountOnLibraries