ALA Grant Opportunity: "Let's Talk About It"

Libraries are a unique nexus point for community collaboration and open dialogue. Indeed, nearly all libraries coordinate adult programming – events that, in many communities, few other institutions are as well equipped to host.

In recognition of this fact, the American Library Association created its
 Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, LTAI is a ten-week, scholar-led curriculum that invites a library’s staff and patrons to do a “deep dive” on a topic core to American history, society or identity. Each cycle is based around a curated selection of books on that topic.

Women’s Suffrage is the focus of the next round, slated for next March - September. ALA will select up to 25 interested libraries to co-host this 2022 installment of Let’s Talk About It.

Winners each receive $1,000 towards program costs (including but not limited to speaker honorariums). Participating libraries also receive ten copies each of five book titles focused on the suffrage movement, plus enjoy support and resources from ALA’s Programs Office.

Click here to learn more. Be sure to submit before the December 1, 2021 deadline!