The American Library Association (ALA) received an Angel Network Award in honor of Oprah's Book Club. Established in 1876, the American Library Association works to encourage reading, enhance learning and ensure access to information for everyone. Through its Public Programs Office, the ALA promotes libraries as centers for community and culture, supporting programs such as book and film discussion series, traveling exhibits, and live author and artist events that reach more than 1 million library users annually.

With this $50,000 grant, the ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will start a program to distribute books to troubled teens in juvenile facilities and alternative high schools that are served by library outreach efforts.

Contact Information:
American Library Association
50 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
Toll Free: 800-545-2433
FAX: 312-280-5759
E-mail: droberts@ala.org (Public Programs)
byoke@ala.org (YALSA)
www.ala.org