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I Love Libraries and the public awareness activities of the American Library Association are supported by corporate funding through the Library Champions program. The program was launched by individual, corporate, and foundation supporters who joined together to form a broad-based group to advocate for libraries and the library profession. Library Champions contribute annually to ALA's nationwide strategic communications effort about the value and benefits of libraries.

Individuals, companies and foundations can become a Library Champion by making a $5,000 contribution or more to support ALA's public awareness and advocacy programs.

Contributions support ALA’s efforts to provide free public awareness materials and resources directly to libraries as well as the Association’s national initiatives such as National Library Week and Library Card Sign-Up Month. These special initiatives have been designed to increase public awareness of the importance of libraries as great democratic institutions, serving people of every age, income level, location, ethnicity or physical ability.

When an individual, company or foundation becomes a Library Champion, they make a positive impact on libraries and the lives of their community members every day. At libraries, children overcome hurdles and become stronger readers. Seniors and families who are living on less find information and advice. Job seekers find the support, career skills and Internet access they need. Students and faculty consult with library personnel to enrich their research.

I Love Libraries thanks our Library Champions for investing in America's libraries.

Show your organization's love for libraries! Library Champions enjoy a suite of benefits from ALA.

Library Champions

Lead Sponsor

Sustainers ($25,000 and above)

Investors ($10,000-24,999)

Patrons ($7,500-9,999)

Members ($5,000-7,499)

Baker & Taylor, LLC

Brodart Company

Candlewick Press

Data Axle

Demco Incorporated

EBSCO Information Services



Gale, a Cengage Company

Ingram Content Group

Midwest Tape

Morningstar, Inc.



SAGE Publishing

Scholastic Inc.


Springer Nature

Taylor & Francis Group

Invest in America's Libraries

Library Champions are among the greatest proponents of America's libraries. Their gifts help every child, young adult or adult who walks through a door at a library or utilizes online library resources from home or school. Individuals, companies and foundations can become a Library Champion by making a $5,000 contribution or more to support ALA's public awareness and advocacy programs.

Champion Benefits

In recognition of their support, Library Champions receive a wide array of benefits, including:

  • Special discounts on ALA publishing and conference products and services.
  • Invitations to special events.
  • ALA membership benefits.
  • Recognition online and on the Wall of Library Champions at the ALA Annual Conference.
  • Ability to use ALA logo on company materials.
  • and so much more!

For a full list of benefits and more information on becoming a Library Champion, please contact ALA's Development Office.

Support I Love Libraries and our efforts to promote the value of libraries and librarians.

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