Public Programs Office (PPO)

ALA announces 10 pilot sites for 'StoryCorps @ your library'

Participating libraries will receive $2,500 programming stipend, StoryCorps equipment, and training

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, announced that 10 public libraries have been selected to participate in the “StoryCorps @ your library” pilot program.

Free webinars to Engage! young adult audiences through visual arts programming

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and are pleased to announce a free, three-part series of webinars for school and young adult librarians that introduces the Engage! programming model. Developed by ALA and piloted in ten Illinois libraries in 2010, “Engage! Teens, Art, and Civic Participation” introduces young audiences to themes of civic participation using the visual arts as a springboard for discussion and action.

Tribeca Film Institute and ALA announce 31 supplemental sites to host ‘America’s Music’

CHICAGO — The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has provided an additional grant that enables 31 more sites to participate in the project, America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway. The America’s Music film discussion series was created by the Tribeca Film Institute with support from the NEH and in consultation with the

Enjoy Chicago architectural icon at CCF fundraiser during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Tickets are now available for attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago to spend an evening exploring the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House while toasting the 10th anniversary of the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF). This unique evening at the renowned Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is scheduled for Monday, July 1, with tours available starting at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Transportation to and from the event will be provided.

Technology program models for young audiences presented in two webinars

CHICAGO – The American Library Association Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.organnounced two upcoming webinars that will present innovative, effective ways to engage young audiences with technology programs. These webinars are suitable for librarians from public  and school libraries interested in learning about successful strategies for connecting young library users with digital resources.         

Learn to deliver effective, engaging arts education programs for older adults at ALA Annual 2013 Preconference Workshop

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, Inc., will present a day-long preconference workshop based on the Creative Aging Libraries Project during the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago.

2013 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

SEATTLE — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Jan.25 - 29.

NEH, ALA offer grants to support 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' programs

Apply by March 29 for up to $4,500 in program support

CHICAGO — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will award up to 125 libraries and state humanities councils a $4,500 programming grant to host a Let’s Talk About It reading and discussion series featuring some of the materials included in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys.