Penguin Random House Grants for Small & Rural Libraries

Through the generosity of Penguin Random House, we are please to announce the establishment of a new grant opportunity for small and rural libraries nationwide!

Not all applications will be selected for funding. If selected, grants will be awarded for up to $2,500.

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2021, with notification for awardees to be sent no later than February 7, 2022.

Submission Window Award Notification Deadline
October 25, 2021 - December 1, 2021 February 7, 2022


Project reports must be submitted by February 1, 2023.

The program will award grants to libraries that demonstrate a true need. 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.