Grant Opportunity – Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match

Stewart’s Shops matches individual donations made at their stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and distributes funds to local nonprofit agencies. Organizations that benefit children are eligible to apply for funds. An application can be downloaded at the Stewart’s Shops web site. All applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018.

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Grant Opportunity – Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers minigrants of $500 to school and public libraries for creative, innovative programs that support or extend the basic curriculum by providing an experience, activity or project not otherwise offered. Programs may serve children from preschool to grade 12. Great mini-grant programs are creative, collaborative, and the potential to become […]

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Free Webinar – From Facilities to Trauma : Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Place: Online at https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/disaster-planning-community-resiliency.html Presenter: Michele Stricker, Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning, New Jersey State Library Cost: Free Recent catastrophes have highlighted the important role public libraries play in enhancing their community’s resiliency and post-disaster recovery efforts. Many community leaders now view libraries […]

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Free Workshop – Care & Feeding of Your Library Board

Date: Tuesday, Febuary 27, 2018 Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Place: Albany Hilton, Lodge St Presenter: Cassie Guthrie Cost: Free A solid partnership between the library board and the library director is critical to a strong and vibrant public library. This session will explore common communication breakdowns between trustees and directors, and outline the role […]

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Free Workshop – Everything You Want to Know About NYS Library Construction Grants

Date: Tuesday, Febuary 27, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Place: Albany Hilton, Lodge St Presenter: Mary Anne Waltz Cost: Free Does your library need to upgrade its broadband service? Add programming space? Expand its teen room? Improve ADA access? Each year New York State makes millions of dollars in construction aid available to public […]

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