About one month ago, I was contacted by Skip Dye at Penguin Random House about possibly joining their Library Advisory Board. As a longtime fan of PRH, I was thrilled. PRH, hands down, has the best library marketing team I've ever had the pleasure to encounter and it's abundantly clear that they truly care about libraries. If you haven't visited their website, check it out: http://randomhouselibrary.com/ and if you haven't met your rep yet for PRH contact them!! Their Reps are helpful, innovative, supportive, and care about the readers in your community.
So for the past three days, I have been in New York City with a small group of librarians, talking libraries and library issues with the folks at Penguin Random House. It's been an absolutely pleasure to not only talk about books and promoting a love of reading but how we can engage readers and get people into the doors of our libraries, with PRH's help.
Quite possibly one of the most exciting things I found out about at this meeting is the Penguin Random House Foundation Award for Library Innovation. You have until October 1, 2016 to submit your community focused library programs and you have the potential to win a $10,000 grant! Four people will win $1,000 and all grant recipients will win $1,000 in PRH books. The company has partnered with ALA for this award and I think it is one of the coolest and best things I've heard about in library land in some time! I know, for a fact, that libraries are doing amazing things worthy of this prize. While editing the Library Innovation Toolkit I had to pleasure to read about SO MANY of these programs!! You just have to apply.
This is a great opportunity, my friends. Find out all the details here: http://bit.ly/210irTt and I wish you the best of luck with your submissions!!