Penguin Random House Grants for Small & Rural Libraries

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Through the generosity of Penguin Random House, we are pleased to announce this grant opportunity for small, rural libraries nationwide!

Applicants may request:
  • One (1) monetary grant in support of a community-oriented project for up to $1,000.
  • An book donation (in-kind donation) grant donation of up to $1,000 in equivalent value to support a circulating collection in your library.
Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2023.
Notifications of funding decision will be sent to applicants by March 8, 2024.
Funded projects must be completed by December 31, 2024.
Project reports must be submitted by February 1, 2025.

The program will award grants to libraries that demonstrate a true need. Monetary 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. Library seeking support for digital collections should request a monetary grant.
A copy of your application will be emailed to you upon submission.