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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 – 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 […]

CLSP Summer Symposium

Date: Thursday, December 07, 2023Time: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PMPlace: Online at Free Save the date for the 3rd annual CLSP Summer Symposium! If you or your staff are interested in programming ideas, outreach and partnerships, or promotion and marketing of your library’s summer programming, then this day is for you! Registration is open now at the link above […]

Free Webinar – 30 Favorite Storytime Books and How to Use Them!

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at Free Join Alex Bernat, experienced storytime presenter, as she delves into a wide array of picture books and activities to pair with them. Gain strategies and ideas to enliven and enhance children’s storytime at your library. The webinar will be recorded for […]

Grant Opportunity – Aldi Cares Community Grants

ALDI Cares Community Grants provide funding to local nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact on our Children’s Health & Wellness and Food Insecurity while supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In our service area, there are ALDI stores in Johnstown, Amsterdam, Glenville and Rotterdam (all fall under ALDI’s Tully Division). Program support ranges from monetary donations to ALDI gift cards, […]

Grant Opportunity – Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit

ALA and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation invite public libraries to apply for a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit, a collection of expertly vetted programming resources to help libraries offer financial education for children ages 3 to 12, both in the library and in children’s homes. The programs will allow kids to create their own […]

Free Webinar – Library Services to Homeschoolers

Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2023Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at Christina Giovannelli CaputoCost: Free Are all learners welcome in your library? There are at-home learners in your community, and the library is the single most important resource to DIY educators. Join Christina Giovannelli Caputo, author of Library Services to Homeschoolers: A Guide to learn […]

Free Webinar – Sharing, Caring and Togetherness : New York’s Nature

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023Time: 12:30 PM – 1:15 PMPlace: Online at Drew HopkinsCost: Free An online Summer Reading Lunch and Learn session presented by Drew Hopkins, an educator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. There are no two ways about it.  We all live within NY’s environment.  Like any relationship, we rely on each […]