CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its inaugural Peggy Barber Tribute Grant, a programming grant named after the transformative ALA leader, to Harrison (N.Y.) Public Library, Montana Department of Corrections’ Library and West Liberty (Iowa) Library.
The $2,500 grant is open to public, academic, K-12, tribal and special libraries and helps to support meaningful programs with limited programming budgets. The Peggy Barber Tribute Grant will support a different type of library programming each year. This year, libraries submitted applications in support of humanities-based programming.
The funded projects include:
- The Montana Department of Corrections’ Montana State Prison High-Security Library serves approximately 400 high-security inmates. The Peggy Barber Tribute Grant will help to support a humanities-based program with the theme of Montana…