Add Some Romance to Your Library
ALA Public Library Association | November 18, 2009
Want to build your romance fiction collection or host romance fiction programming? Then the Romance Writers of America Library Grant is for you. The grant consists of a $4,500 cash award from the Romance Writers of America to be used toward the purchase of romance fiction, author honorariums and travel expenses, and other applicable program expenses. The grant application deadline is December 1, 2009.
The grant is available to any size public library. Libraries 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 must show a desire to improve awareness of the romance genre in the library. Priority will be given to libraries with a financial need or in disaster recovery areas looking to rebuild their romance fiction collections. Only one grant will be awarded.
To submit an application for this award, please visit PLA’s Awards Online Application. PLA will forward the applications to the current chair of the Romance Writers of America Library Grant. PLA reserves the right to extend the application deadline.
ALA Public Library Association is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Library Association, PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve.