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Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation

While you’re in that state of mind – Penguin Random House is offering yet another opportunity to receive new books for your library.

Last year, the publisher and its foundation piloted the Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation. Its intent is to acknowledge and elevate libraries that have overcome noteworthy hardships (budget cuts, overall economic conditions, natural disasters, etc.).

Emphasis is given to applicants who can demonstrate (1) a successful track record for community collaborations, (2) a sustained dedication to reaching and nurturing new readers within their community, or (3) a commitment to innovative practices and programs in spite of hardships.

Four runners-up will receive $1,000 in books from Penguin Random House. One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Applications are due Tuesday, February 4. Winners will be notified by May. Visit their website to learn more!