Join us in commemorating PLA’s 75th Anniversary

The Public Library Association (PLA) will officially turn 75 years old on Oct. 13, 2019, and the entire public library field is encouraged to be a part of PLA’s 75th Anniversary celebration. From now through the PLA 2020 Conference, we will recognize this milestone by reflecting on our storied history, commemorating our achievements, honoring the people who have contributed to our success and preparing for an even brighter future.

PLA is people shaping possibility.People are moved to work in the public library because of its unique and unparalleled ability to help anyone learn, do, and grow. Our mission is just as clear: cultivate a community of talented public library professionals where anyone can contribute, and everyone can grow. PLA is where leadership, kinship and innovation combine to create possibility for public library people. Because as you shape an essential institution, you deserve an indispensable ally. Learn more at