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NYLA Annual Awards

Nominations for a number of awards from the New York Library Association are now open. The deadline for nominations for all awards is July 12, 2024. The following annual awards are accepting nominations – recipients are acknowledged at the NYLA conference in the fall. Some awards include monetary stipends.

Velma K. Moore Award

The Velma K. Moore Award was established to honor the memory of Velma Moore, one of the charter members of the of The New York State Association of Library Boards (NYSALB), now the Library Trustees Association Section (LTAS) of New York Library Association (NYLA), and wife of former New York State Lt. Governor Frank C. […]

Grant Opportunity – Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants

Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students that are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must be located within 15 miles of a Dollar General Store. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: CLICK HERE to apply for a 2024 Youth Literacy grant. Deadline […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.