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Free Webinar : Free and Low-Cost Library Programming

Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2024Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMPlace: Online at Ellyssa Valenti KroskiCost: Free (select Other Library Resources Councils when registering) If you missed this program when it was offered in February, here’s your chance to catch it this time around! Engage patrons while saving your budget by using free and low-cost […]

Free Webinar – Robert’s Rules of Order

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlace: Online at Steven Anderson, PRP A workshop to discover how parliamentary procedure, also known as Robert’s Rules of Order, can assist with better meetings. Robert’s Rules of Order is a tool that will give trustees and library staff the knowledge and framework to conduct effective, fair and equable […]

Grant Opportunity – AARP Community Challenge

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. In 2024, the AARP Community Challenge will be accepting applications for three different grant opportunities. 1. Flagship Grants range from several hundred dollars for smaller, short-term activities to tens of thousands of dollars for larger […]

Making the Most of National Friends of Libraries Week

Please join with community volunteers and library workers who support Friends of the Library organizations statewide at FLS Connections!  This series of conversations continues on February 28.  Each virtual gathering has a specific topic.  Invited speakers share with everyone informally, followed by open mics where everyone can participate and provide their own groups’ experiences and […]

Grant Opportunity – The Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project

The Pilcrow Foundation supports rural public library communities through the Children’s Book Project. Libraries qualify for the Children’s Book Project grant on an individual basis. To qualify for the grant, libraries must be located in a rural area within the 50 United States, have a limited operating budget, have an active children’s department, and raise $200-$400 […]

Free Webinar – Public and Association Library Construction : A Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process

Date: Monday, March 04, 2024Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PMPlace: Online at Free Do you ever wonder why the application process for the State Aid for Library Construction program for public and association library construction is as detailed as it is? Why do we need a SEAF or Smart Growth form? Why ask for a specific start date? Who is […]

Grant Opportunity – Reading is Fundamental Matching Grant Programs

Reading is Fundamental offers several matching grant programs, aimed to put books in the hands of children who need them the most. Books for Ownership, Reading Is Fundamental’s (RIF) flagship reading program, is grounded in choice, access, and engagement. It enables children to select new, age-appropriate books to take home and own and is supported […]

Grant Opportunity – The Lisa Libraries Book Donation Program

The Lisa Libraries, based on Kingston NY, donates new children’s books and helps establish small libraries for organizations that work with kids in low-income or underserved areas. Founded in 1990, the Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends to honor and memorialize children’s book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the libraries […]

Grant Opportunity – T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program for Small and Rural Communities

The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program intends to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities throughout the United States. Up to 100 towns each year through 2026 will receive community improvement grants of up to $50,000 for projects to build, rebuild, or refreshcommunity spaces that help foster local connections. The focus is on providing support to […]

Free Webinar : Free and Low-Cost Library Programming

Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlace: Online at Ellyssa Valenti KroskiCost: Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) Engage patrons while saving your budget by using free and low-cost resources.  This timely webinar provides inspiration for showstopping library programs for all audiences from seniors to […]