Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation
Deadline: October 1st, 2016
The Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation recognize public libraries creating innovative community-based programs, which encourage citizens to participate and support local reading initiatives that connect libraries with their community.
All programs must show measurement of successful outcomes, and some of the following:
- Partnerships with public schools, local businesses, museums, recreation departments and other community learning resources that support learning and reading programs.
- Collaboration with local community on early childhood and pre-kindergarten learning from low-income families.
- Engaging young adults in learning through use of digital media, mentors, or local community and civic organizations, including schools.
Awards include $1,000 in Penguin Random House books, as well as one $10,000 grant award (plus ALA Midwinter conference registration and transportation) and four runner-up $1,000 grant awards.