sponsor-image sponsor-image

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. We partnered with the American Libraries Association to create the Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation, which supports librarians and staff at libraries nationwide.

This award celebrates libraries that have overcome adversity and addressed hardship faced by their local communities, creating lasting programs that inspire and connect with readers. Through our annual Library Award for Innovation, we award a winner $10,000 and four runners-up $1,000 worth of Penguin Random House titles each for innovative, successful programming and partnerships that support learning, reading programs, and books. Click hereĀ for more information.


The deadline to apply is February 2, 2021.


Our Library Awards Winners

winner-image

PRH and ALA Library Award for Innovation

The Lillian Marrero Library
Philadelphia, PA

$10,000


winner-image
Dallas Public Library
Dallas, TX

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

winner-image
Enoch Pratt Library
Baltimore, MD

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

winner-image
Passages Academy Libraries
Brooklyn, NY

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

winner-image
Mattawa Branch, North Central Regional Library
Mattawa, WA

Runner-up

$1,000 worth of PRH titles

winner-image

$10,000

Winner

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

winner-image
The Highbridge School Library/PS11X
Bronx, NY

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

winner-image
Long Branch Public Library
Long Branch, NJ

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

winner-image
Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City, KS

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

winner-image
John G. McCullough Free Library
Bennington, VT

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles

winner-image
Northwest Library System
Panama City, FL

Runner-up

Up to $1000 in PRH titles


Press Releases