ALSC Summer Reading Grant

Public Library Children's Reading Grants

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting ­applications for the ALSC/Baker & ­Taylor Summer Reading Grant. The $3,000 grant is designed to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries.

This year, the committee will consider proposals for virtual programming, as well as in-person programs. Each application will be judged on the following:

  • The plan and outline submitted for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library
  • Program ideas that are open to all children (birth–14 years)

The committee also encourages proposals for children with physical or ­mental disabilities. Applicants must be ALSC and ALA members. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit

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