The Alibris Collection Award is an annual grant of books to an academic, public, special, or K-12 library supporting specific collection development projects that advance the mission, priority areas, and goals of the selected library.
The purpose of the Award is to help provide materials for libraries with replacement projects, retrospective collection-development projects, or routine collection building needs.
Send an e-mail to [email protected], notifying us that you would like your wishlist to be considered for the Alibris Collection Award. Include a brief statement of interest concerning the desired collection and needs of your particular library.
Award applications should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected], and must be received by December 1, so that the winning library can be selected and the award announced the following January.
We thank everyone who submitted an entry and invite you to apply again next
year. For more details, read the press release.
Camden County Library System (New Jersey): Sensory storybooks for autistic
children and "on the spectrum" reference material for families and
individuals of all ages
Northbrook Elementary School (Texas): Fanciful works of fiction to ignite the
imagination and inspire reluctant readers
Spokane Falls Community College (Washington): promoting early literacy via
Willard School, Warren City School District (Ohio): reducing the causes and
effects of violence and bullying
Museum of Natural Sciences (North Carolina): reference materials regarding reptiles.
Burlington County Public Library (New Jersey): books for senior citizen population.
Everett Community College (Washington): replacement copies of books lost in arson fire.
Wapello School District (Iowa): historical fiction books to replace
Mark Twain School and Academy (Michigan): books to prepare students for an increasingly global economy.
International Community School (Georgia): K-6 public school is the home to the highest percentage of refugees in the southeastern United States and serves a low-income population with limited resources to buy books
Katrina Research Center Repository at the University of Southern Mississippi (Mississippi): plans to build a collection of books and multimedia materials that are related to the effects of, and the recovery from, Hurricane Katrina and other coastal disasters
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago (Illinois): books benefiting sexual assault
Granby Public Library (Colorado): replacement project for lost and damaged
Bahia Street (Brazil): English-as-second-language books for impoverished
2006 winners Flower Mound Public Library (Texas): beginning reading books, matching
reluctant readers with "pet partners"
Golden Gate School (Alaska): anti-bullying books and multi-cultural biographies
Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Ohio): books about development disabilities
for patient library
Baxter County Public Library (Arkansas): books about Japanese-American
internment camps during World War II
Andrews Elementary School (Texas): Spanish-language children's books
Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri): theatrical monologues
of the award
The Award is to be
administered by the Alibris Collection Award Review Committee, appointed
by Alibris at ALA Annual, and includes both librarians and booksellers.
If you would like to volunteer to serve on the Review Committee, please
for Libraries is the leading library supplier of used, new and hard-to-find
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Alibris has millions of out-of-print, older in-print, and otherwise unavailable
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