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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 […]

Online Workshop – Accessible for All

Date: Thursday, February 01, 2024Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AMPlace: Online via ZoomPresenter: Valerie Lewis, Outreach Coordinator, Suffolk Cooperative Library System Please save the date for “Accessible for All,” a training on increasing access in your Library, regardless of its size or budget! Valerie Lewis is the Outreach Coordinator at Suffolk Cooperative Library System, and […]

Grant opportunity – WGY Christmas Wish

WGY Christmas Wish benefits children 19 years and under in the Capital Region and Great Northeast. A special emphasis is given to critical care services and recreational programs for ill, underprivileged and homeless children. WGY Christmas Wish looks to benefit children directly. If you are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt children’s organization, you can request funding by filling […]

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 completed online at the Stewart’s Shops web site. All applications must be submitted by January 31, 2024.

Grant Opportunity – CDLC Regional Collections Grants

The Capital District Library Council invites applications for 2024 Regional Collections Grants through Friday, February 02, 2024. All CDLC member institutions, including individual public and school libraries, are eligible to apply. CDLC members are encouraged to submit proposals for various digitization projects. These projects may include contributing content to New York Heritage or NYS Historic Newspapers,  creating finding […]

Free Webinar – Leading Transformative Change : Making a Better Organization

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPlace: Online at Maurice ColemanCost: Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) It is hard being the face of change in any organization. You have to balance the triumphs and restraints of institutional memory, the ever-evolving temperature of your staff, […]