Round 1 Grant Recipients

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( Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens and Books)

The American Library Association Public Programs Office (PPO), Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), and Oprah’s Angel Network, are pleased to announce that the following libraries have been awarded Great Stories CLUB book club grants. These grants will provide young adults with the opportunity to discuss books relevant to the challenges in their lives.

The following list of grant recipients is presented alphabetically by state and city.

List of Grant Recipient Libraries and Their Partnering Facility
Library City State Partner Organization City State
Anchorage Public Library Anchorage AK Alaska Children’s Services Anchorage AK
Haines Borough Public Library Haines AK Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Alaska Haines AK
Johnson Youth Center Library Juneau AK
Ketchikan Public Library Ketchikan AK Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility Ketchikan AK
Linda Nolen Learning Center Alabaster AL
Paul W. Bryant High School Cottondale AL
Gosnell High School Gosnell AR
Lakeside High School Library Hot Springs AR Alternative Learning Environment of Lakeside High Hot Springs AR
Prescott Public Library Prescott AZ Juvenile Probation & Detention Ctr. of Yavapai County Prescott AZ
Berkeley Public Library Berkeley CA Vera Casey Collaborative Berkeley CA
B-Tech Library Berkeley CA
Elkhorn Library Caruthers CA
Worsley Court School Fresno CA Worsley Court Schools Fresno CA
Hayward Public Library Hayward CA Brenkwitz High School Hayward CA
Ortega High School Library Lake Elsinore CA
San Bernardino Public Library San Bernardino CA Y Academy San Bernardino CA
San Diego Public Library San Diego CA Juvenile Court Book Club, Inc Rancho Santa Fe CA
Spring Creek Youth Services Colorado Springs CO
Betty Marler Youth Services Center Denver CO
Ridge View Academy Watkins CO
Deep River Public Library Deep River CT Mount St. John Deep River CT
Concord High School Wilmington DE Christiana Care Wellness Center Wilmington DE
Clewiston Library Clewiston FL Clewiston Youth Academy Clewiston FL
Harlem Community Library Clewiston FL Clewiston High School Clewiston FL
Lee County Library System Lehigh Acres FL Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida Fort Myers FL
Miami Norland Senior High School Miami FL Center for Family & Child Enrichment, Inc. Miami Gardens FL
A.D. Harris High, Media Center Panama City FL
Fayette County Public Library Fayetteville GA Layfette Alternative Fayetteville GA
Corning School Library Corning IA Union County Juvenile Court Services Creston IA
Iowa City Public Library Iowa City IA Elizabeth Tate High School Iowa City IA
Mountain Cove High School Boise ID
Portneuf District Library Chubbuck ID New Horizons Pocatello ID
Belleville West High School Library Belleville IL Belleville Alternative Night School Belleville IL
Blue Island Public Library Blue Island IL Summit Learning Center Robbins IL
Decatur Public Library Decatur IL District 61 Decatur IL
Mary Davis Home Galesburg IL
LeRoy Jr/Sr High Media Center Le Roy IL LeRoy Preparatory Academy LeRoy IL
Vernon Area Public Library Lincolnshire IL Depke Juvenile Justice Complex Vernon Hills IL
Park Forest Public Library Park Forest IL Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, Inc. Park Forest IL
Roosevelt Alternative High School Rockford IL
Lawrence Memorial Library Springfield IL Lawrence Education Center Springfield IL
Chesterton Middle School Media Center Chesterton IN Duneland Alternative Learning Center Chesterton IN
Clark Hendrix Memorial Library, Coffeyville KS
Garden City High School Media Center Garden City KS
Independence Public Library Independence KS Four County Mental Health Independence KS
Olathe Public Library Olathe KS TLC for Children & Families Olathe KS
John Hardin High School Elizabethtown KY
Lexington Public Library Lexington KY Florence Crittenden Home Lexington KY
McCracken County Public Library Paducah KY McCracken County Regional Juvenile Detention Center Paducah KY
Brockton Public Library Brockton MA Old Colony Y Brockton MA
Greenfield Middle School Library Greenfield MA
Peabody Institute Library Peabody MA Peabody Community School Program Peabody MA
Springfield City Library Springfield MA YMCA of Greater Springfield Springfield MA
Taunton High School Library Taunton MA Taunton High School Alter Program Taunton MA
Enoch Pratt Free Library Baltimore MD
Maryland Correctional Education Libraries Baltimore MD
Metropolitan Transition Center Library Baltimore MD
North Branch Correctional Institution Library Cumberland MD
Western Correctional Institution Library Cumberland MD
Maryland Correctional Institution—Hagerstown Library Hagerstown MD
Maryland Correctional Training Center Library Hagerstown MD
Roxbury Correctional Institution Library Hagerstown MD
Brockbridge Correctional Facility Jessup MD
Jessup Correctional Institution Library Jessup MD
Jessup Pre-Release Unit Library Jessup MD
Maryland Correction Institution for Women Library Jessup MD
Maryland Correctional Institution, Jessup Library Jessup MD
Patuxent Institution Library Jessup MD
The Foundation Schools Largo MD
Montgomery County Public Libraries Rockville MD Street Outreach Network Rockville MD
Central Laundy Correctional Camp Library Sykesville MD
Eastern Correctional Institution Annex Library Westover MD
Eastern Correctional Institution East Library Westover MD
Eastern Correctional Institution West Library Westover MD
Benton Harbor Public Library Benton Harbor MI Helping Our Youth Achieve Benton Harbor MI
Meridian High School Haslett MI
Houghton Lake Public Library Houghton Lake MI Nokomis Challenge Center Prudenville MI
Houghton Lake Public Library Houghton Lake MI Shawono Center Grayling MI
Jackson District Library Jackson MI Jackson County Youth Center Jackson MI
Orion Township Public Library Lake Orion MI Crossroads for Youth, Oxford Schools Oxford MI
Monroe County Library System Monroe MI Monroe County Youth Center Monroe MI
Otsego High School Otsego MI Otsego Alternative High School Otsego MI
Oxford Public Library Oxford MI Crossroads for Youth Oxford MI
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch Cottage Grove MN Youth Service Bureau Cottage Grove MN
Hennepin County Library Minnetonka MN InVEST South Minnetonka MN
Park Rapids High School Media Center Park Rapids MN Headwaters Alternative Learning Program (HELP) Park Rapids MN
Carl Junction Satellite School Carl Junction MO
John F. Hodge High School St. James MO John F. Hodge Alternative School St. James MO
University City Public Library University City MO University City School District, Lieberman Learning Center University City MO
G Chastaine Flynt Memorial Flowood MS Rankin Co Schools Alternative High School Brandon MS
Hernando Public Library Hernando MS YMCA Community Action Program Hernando MS
Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library Oxford MS Oxford Learning Center Oxford MS
Lewis & Clark Library Helena MT Project for Alternative Learning (PAL) Helena MT
West Yellowstone School Library West Yellowstone MT Big Brothers, Big Sisters West Yellowstone MT
Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Charlotte NC Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Charlotte NC
Wayne County Public Library Goldsboro NC Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County Goldsboro NC
Southern Nash Middle Media Center Spring Hope NC
Forsyth County Public Library Winston-Salem NC Winston Salem Street School Winston-Salem NC
Mount Olive High School Flanders NJ Mount Olive Municipal Alliance Budd Lake NJ
Lacey Branch Ocean County Library Forked River NJ Ocean Residential Group Center Forked River NJ
Ocean County Library Manahawkin NJ Mainsail Program Manahawkin NJ
Ocean Township Library Ocean NJ Dept of Human Services, Township of Ocean County Ocean NJ
Hopewell Branch-Mercer County Library System Pennington NJ Mercer County Youth Detention Center Trenton NJ
Ocean County Library Toms River NJ Preferred Children’s Services:Shore Youth Center Lakewood NJ
Henderson Libraries Henderson NV Clark County Juvenile Detention Center Las Vegas NV
Green Chimneys School Library Brewster NY
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Residential Center Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn NY Passages Academy Library at Crossroads Juvenile Detention Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn NY NYC Department of Juvenile Justice, Catholic Guardian Society, Brooklyn NSD Brooklyn NY
Cornwall Public Library Cornwall NY McQuade Children’s Services New Windsor NY
George Junior Republic UFSD Freeville NY
Geneva Public Library Geneva NY Geneva City School District Geneva NY
Hudson Area Association Library Hudson NY Brookwood Secure Center Claverack NY
Edward A Reynolds West Side High School New York NY
Dana L. West High School Port Byron NY Summitt School Auburn NY
Poughkeepsie Public Library District Poughkeepsie NY Liberty Partnerships Program at Marist College Poughkeepsie NY
Evelyn Morris King Library Staten Island NY Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Staten Island NY
Sayville High School West Sayville NY Reconnecting Youth, Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services Patchogue NY
Akron-Summit County Public Library Akron OH Akron Alternative Academy Akron OH
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Brecksville OH
Delaware County District Library Delaware OH Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility Delaware OH
Washington County Juvenile Center Marietta OH
Vinton County High School McArthur OH Behavior and Academic Growth Center McArthur OH
Tuscarawas County Public Library New Philadelphia OH Multi-County Juvenile Attention Center-Tuscarawas New Philadelphia OH
Bartlesville High School Bartlesville OK Bartlesville Alternative High School Bartlesville OK
Public Library of Enid and Garfield County Enid OK Lincoln Alternative Education High School Enid OK
Metropolitan Library System Oklahoma City OK Emerson Alternative School Oklahoma City OK
Tecumseh Public Library Tecumseh OK COJC--Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center Tecumseh OK
Mabel C. Fry Public Library Yukon OK Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice El Reno OK
Multnomah County Library Portland OR
Hempfield Area High School Greensburg PA
TIU#11/YFC#3 School James Creek PA
Lehighton Area Middle School Library Lehighton PA
Sanders P. McComsey Memorial Library Millersville PA
Eastern Monroe Public Library Stroudsburg PA The Beacon School Shawnee on Delaware PA
William Penn Senior High School York PA County of York Children and Youth Services York PA
Cranston Public Library Cranston RI Rhode Island Training School Cranston RI
Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program Providence RI
Kershaw County Library Camden SC Continuous Learning Center Camden SC
Burke High School Charleston SC Credit Recovery Program Charleston SC
Charleston County Public Library Charleston SC Carolina Youth Development Center: Ledford House North Charleston SC
Olympia Learning Center Columbia SC
Greenville County Library System Greenville SC Pendleton Place, Inc. Greenville SC
North Myrtle Beach High School Little River SC
Creek Bridge High School Media Center Marion SC SC Department of Mental Health Marion SC
W-S Alternative School Wagener SC
Joe Foss School Sioux Falls SD
Maury County Public Library Columbia TN Maury County Boys & Girls Club Columbia TN
Memphis Public Library & Information Center Memphis TN Juvenile Court of Memphis & Shelby County Memphis TN
Davis Homes Library Morristown TN
Hardin Co. High School Library Savannah TN Quinco Mental Health Center Savannah TN
El Paso Public Library El Paso TX Canutillo High School El Paso TX
City of Killeen Library System Killeen TX Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas Killeen TX
McKinney Memorial Public Library McKinney TX John R. Roach Juvenile Detention Center McKinney TX
Nacogdoches Public Library Nacogdoches TX Lenvill B. Martin Center for Achievement Nacogdoches TX
Round Rock Opportunity Center Library Round Rock TX
St. Peter St. Joseph Children’s Home San Antonio TX
Arlington Public Library Arlington VA Girls’ Outreach Program Arlington VA
Mountain View Alternative HS Centreville VA
Chesterfield County Public Library Chesterfield VA Chesterfield County Juvenile Detention Home Chesterfield VA
Lynchburg Public Library Lynchburg VA Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Center Lynchburg VA
The Learning Together Program St. Albans VT
Green Hill Academic School Chehalis WA
Scriber Lake High School Edmonds WA
Naselle Youth Camp School Library Naselle WA
Olympia Timberland Library Olympia WA Choice for Change Olympia WA
Oshkosh West High School Library Oshkosh WA Alternative Education/Credit Recovery Oshkosh WI
Verona Area High School Verona WI Verona Area High School Library Verona WI
Harvey Philip Charter School Library Waukesha WI
Waunakee High School Library Waunakee WI Active Learning Program, Waunakee Community High Waunakee WI
Wauwatosa School District Wauwatosa WI
Kanawha County Public Library Charleston WV Daymark Charleston WV
Natrona County Public Library Casper WY Roosevelt High School Casper WY
Albany County Public Library Laramie WY Cathedral Home for Children Laramie WY