Public Programs Office (PPO)

ALA, FINRA Foundation Select 300 Public Libraries Nationwide to Receive Children’s Financial Education Kits

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation have announced 300 public libraries that will receive a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit, a collection of expertly vetted programming resources to help libraries offer financial education for children ages 3 to 12, both in the library and in children’s homes.

ALA introduces new LibGuide on how to explore and use Library of Congress Digital Collections in library programming

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has released a new LibGuide designed to help library workers use Library of Congress (LOC) Digital Collections in programming and educational opportunities.

ALA to distribute up to $3.6 million in grants as part of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites applications from small and rural libraries for the second round of funding of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant.

American Library Association Awards 27 Libraries with Teen Sci-Fi Great Stories Club Grant

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 27 U.S. libraries to receive implementation grants for “Imagining Tomorrow: Building Inclusive Futures.” This brand-new series in ALA’s Great Stories Club (GSC) features science fiction books that explore questions of equity, identity and alternate futures.

Public and academic libraries invited to apply for extended ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition tour

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, invites libraries to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

ALA, FINRA Foundation to distribute 200 all-in-one financial education program kits valued at $2,000 to public libraries

Chicago – The American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation invite public libraries to apply for a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit, a collection of expertly vetted programming resources to help libraries offer financial education for children ages 3 to 12, both in the library and in children’s homes.

ALA, Capital One announce 14 rural libraries selected for Community Connect: Fostering Digital Access grants

Chicago – The American Library Association (ALA) and Capital One announced 14 public libraries newly selected to participate in Community Connect: Fostering Digital Access, a program supporting digital access and financial capability for rural communities across the U.S.

Hawthorne Elementary School Wins ALA’s 2023 Jaffarian Award for Growing Readers, Growing Leaders Program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2023 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Hawthorne Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky for the Growing Readers, Growing Leaders program.

The $5,000 Jaffarian Award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes excellence in humanities programming in school libraries that serve grades K-8.

95 Great Stories Club Grants to be Awarded by the American Library Association

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 58 U.S. libraries to receive implementation grants for the Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages teens who are facing difficult challenges through literature-based library outreach programs.