GRANT AWARDS and Library Funding
"Frequently under-funded for reasons that include fund shortfalls at the local government level or a lack of appreciation for the importance of the library to the community, public libraries fall back on donations, endowments and grants to close the financial gap. The American Library Association and the Public Library Association administer a number of grants for institutions or individuals who choose to support libraries. Typically, grants go to outstanding programs or exceptional individual librarians and library workers."
-excerpt from article by Meg Jernigan,
Updated September 26, 2017
Fiscal Year 2021
What a great start to 2021!
Spanish Fort Public Library is proud to be chosen to be part of Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an @American Library Association initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.
The competitive award comes with a $3,000 grant that will help the library engage the community in a shared culture of participating and reading together as a family. The goal is to enhance family literacy engagement for all age readers.