Public Programs Office


The Public Programs Office provides leadership, resources, training, and networking opportunities that help thousands of librarians nationwide develop and host cultural programs for adult, young adult, and family audiences. The mission of the ALA Public Programs Office is to foster cultural programming as an integral part of library service in all types of libraries. Projects include book and film discussion series, literary and cultural programs featuring authors and artists, and traveling exhibitions. Related materials can be found under Record Group 16 at the ALA Archives.

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  • Public Programs Office (2017)
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  • Public Programs Office (2015)
  • Public Programming Office (2001-10)
    StoryLines America completed its third season in fall 2001 with a series of radio programs in the Midwest. StoryLines Midwest featured thirteen weekly, one-hour radio shows, each focusing on one outstanding example of ...
  • Public Programming Office (2004)
    The award-winning StoryLines America's sixth series: New England. The series broadcast on participating National Public Radio stations throughout the country, but focused on New England libraries, including those in Maine, ...