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Library 2.024 Mini-Conference – The Supportive Library : Helping Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PMPlace: Online at (registration required)Cost: FreePresenters: From a librarian’s perspective, when we think of patrons experiencing homelessness, we automatically know and understand that they are an especially vulnerable population. We also know that to work in libraries is to be on the forefront of homelessness. […]

Free Webinar – Libraries are for Everyone : Tools to Protect Our Values & Show Up For Our Most Vulnerable Patrons

Date: Thursday, June 06, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlace: Online at Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) As public libraries find themselves on the frontlines of our nation’s homelessness crisis, they strive to serve their most vulnerable patrons – diverse folks of all ages, living their private […]

Webinar – Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training for Library Staff

Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2024Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AMPlace: Online via Zoom Cost: Free Join us for a brief introduction on working with patrons and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The presenter if Meaghan DeMento, Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York. Please register here:   The Zoom […]

Free Webinar – Partnering with the National Library Service to Provide Materials and Services to People with Print Disabilities

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at Free Did you know that every state has at least one free talking book library to serve the print-disabled? These libraries serve patrons with low vision or blindness, reading disabilities (i.e. dyslexia, ADHD), or who struggle to comfortably hold a book. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free Webinar – Libraries Foster Social Connection: Responding to the Epidemic of Loneliness and IsolationFree Webinar –

Date: Thursday, January 04, 2024Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPlace: Online at Brooke Doyle and Jennifer Peterson Libraries can play a vital role in building social cohesion and promoting community resilience, especially in challenging times. The Surgeon General’s 2023 Advisory on Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation brings even greater urgency to the need for us […]

Grant Opportunity – Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant

The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant recognizes, promotes and supports innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. It will provide two grants of $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. Libraries are invited to apply by designing and outlining activities for a library-led community engagement […]

Grant Opportunity – Peggy Barber Tribute Grant

The Peggy Barber Tribute Grant is an annual grant that recognizes, promotes, and supports meaningful programs in libraries that have limited and/or no access to budgetary support for programming. This grant aims to help ease budget challenges by annually awarding three libraries $2,500 to support a proposed program, program series, or programming effort. Applications for […]