PRH Launches New Grant Program With the Association for Rural and Small Libraries

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Penguin Random House and The Association for Rural and Small Libraries have partnered to launch a rolling grant program to recognize rural, small and tribal libraries that support underserved communities in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

“The past couple years have been incredibly challenging for everyone, and we know rural areas have been especially hard-hit. In these communities, libraries have been lifelines in countless ways, from serving as trusted sources for reliable information to providing access to important services and resources. We are honored to partner with ARSL to help elevate their impact,” said Skip Dye, Senior Vice President of Sales Operations and Library Sales, Penguin Random House.

The program will award grants of up to $2,500 to libraries that demonstrate a true need. Penguin Random House and ARSL have worked together to ensure the application process is simple and straightforward to remove as many barriers to applying for a grant as possible. Grants are not limited to literacy and may be used for everything from library programming and books to resources like hotspots that help community members access important information. In-kind donations will also be considered.

For the award application and more information, please visit the library awards page on our Social Impact site here.

Posted: October 25, 2021