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Grant to a USA Public Library to Support Romance Fiction Collections and Programs

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Romance Writers of America Library Grant

Public Library Association (PLA) and Romance Writers of America


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #164637

Grant Description

Grants of $4,500 to a USA public library to expand or build up its romance fiction collection, as well as to fund romance fiction programs. Funding is intended to purchase romance fiction or for program expenses such as author honorariums, travel expenses, or others. Priority will be given to libraries with a financial need or in disaster recovery areas looking to rebuild their romance fiction collections.

The applying library must demonstrate a plan or examples for use of the funds, such as hosting a system-wide training day on the romance genre, buying romance novels for the library collection, creating readers' advisory materials on the genre and/or hosting romance fiction oriented programs. The library should show a desire to improve awareness of the romance genre in the library. 

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any size public library is eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for PLA 2020 Service Awards and Grants is December 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central. PLA reserves the right to extend the deadline.

PLA Award Juries will select winning submissions and PLA will announce results February 2020. Award winners will be recognized at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

Only one public library shall receive this annual grant. No grant shall be given if applicants do not meet the grant criteria.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant will consist of $4,500 cash award from the Romance Writers of America.

Contact Information:

Submit an application: http://www.ala.org/pla/awards/apply

800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA (5752)
pla@ala.org

ALA American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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