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We recognize the crucial importance of libraries, not only for their work in building and growing a reading public but also for the ways libraries transform individuals and nurture communities. Since 2019, we have partnered with the American Libraries Association to create the Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation, which supported librarians and staff at libraries nationwide. This year, in 2021, we are teaming up with The Association of Rural and Small Libraries on a rolling grant program that will provide support and recognize rural, small and tribal libraries that support underserved communities in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

The program will award grants to rural, small and tribal libraries that demonstrate a true need and are helping to build strong communities. Through our Library grants program, we will award grants of up to $2,500 for innovative, successful programming and partnerships that support learning, reading programs, and books. Click here for more information.


Applications are now open. Click here to apply


Our Library Awards Winners

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PRH and ALA Library Award for Innovation

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Buffalo, NY

$10,000


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Anaheim Public Mobile Library
Anaheim, CA

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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Arlington Public Library
Arlington, VA

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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Lewis County Public Library and Archives
Hohenwald, TN

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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Queens Public Library
Queens, NY

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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PRH and ALA Library Award for Innovation

The Lillian Marrero Library
Philadelphia, PA

$10,000


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Dallas Public Library
Dallas, TX

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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Enoch Pratt Library
Baltimore, MD

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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Passages Academy Libraries
Brooklyn, NY

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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Mattawa Branch, North Central Regional Library
Mattawa, WA

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

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$10,000

Winner

Craig County Public Library
New Castle, WV
The Barn Quilts for Books Trail

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The Highbridge School Library/PS11X
Bronx, NY

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

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Long Branch Public Library
Long Branch, NJ

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

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Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City, KS

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

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John G. McCullough Free Library
Bennington, VT

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

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Northwest Library System
Panama City, FL

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles


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