Maine Library Association

MLA Conference Grants

We offer grants for up to $300.00 to help defray the costs of attending our annual conference. 

To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. The applicant is a resident of the state of Maine.
  2. The applicant is currently employed by a library or media center in Maine.
  3. The applicant has a demonstrated financial need.
  4. Grant recipient is required to assist at the conference fundraising event for a minimum of 2 hours.

Grants are awarded directly to the individual. Grant money may be used to join Maine Library Association, as well as for the Conference. Grants are overseen, administered and conferred by the Scholarship and Loan committee.The Committee reserves the right to award all, part or none of the amount requested.

Application Instructions

Please observe these instructions carefully when preparing your application. Applications missing one or more of the following items will not be considered.

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Please describe why you wish to attend the MLA conference. This should include a statement of financial need in 100 words or less.

All application materials must be postmarked CHECK BACK FOR 2021 CONFERENCE. 

Grant Application

Materials submitted will be held in confidence by the Committee and become the property of the Maine Library Association.

All application materials should be mailed to the Chair of the Committee:

Debbie Lozito
Edythe Dyer Community Library
269 Main Road North
Hampden, Maine  04444

Phone: 207-862-3550
Email:Debbie Lozito

Maine Library Association
c/o Windham Public Library
217 Windham Center Road
Windham, Maine 04062

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