March 19th, 2015

2015 Community Foundation Library Grants from the Rosen Fund and additional Community Foundation Funds

The 2015 Community Foundation Library Grants cycle reviewed 26 applications this year representing 21 of the 33 libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System


Over $163,000 was requested and with a total of $138,394 granted

$122,700 was from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund

$10,999 was from the Myrtle Dee Nash Memorial Fund

$4,300 was from the Tom and Maria Eisner Fund

$395.08 from the Children and Youth Fund, a Field of Interest fund


Seymour Public Library District for Saturday Storytimes $928

Seymour Public Library District for Summer Reading: Every Hero Has a Story $13,516

Aurora Free Library for Storytime Train and Young Engineers – All Aboard for Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing and Writing: Year 3: Math and Science $8,750

Aurora Free Library for Teen Choice: Continuing to Lead the Way: Year 3 $1,000

Stewart B Lang Memorial Library for Reading on the Wild Side with Jim Arnosky $988

Hazard Library Association for It Takes a Community to Raise Readers for Avoiding the Summer Slump $10,800

Kellogg Free Library for Children’s Summer Reading 2015 $675

Cortland Free Library for Ready, Set, Read! $2,050

Cortland Free Library for Read It! See It! $2,129.64

Phillips Free Library for Get Reading This Summer! $7,800

Phillips Free Library (Kellogg Free Library, McGraw, Lamont Memorial Lib.) for Reading and Writing with Sherlock and Shane $5,950

Lodi Whittier Library and Interlaken Public Library for Every Hero Has a Story, Youth Summer Reading Program; Unmask! Teen Summer Reading Program $3,027.88

Edith B Ford Memorial Library for Superhero Training Corps! $1,660

Edith B Ford Memorial Library for LiFT (Libraries for Teens) $10,829

Seneca Falls Library for Sensational Summer at the Seneca Falls Library $4,750

Seneca Falls Library for Live, Learn, Love at the Library! $3,450

Berkshire Free Library for Pre-School Story Time $2,520

Groton Public Library for GPL Teen Thing $11,450.00 + $395.08

Groton Public Library for(Southworth/Cortland/Moravia) Up Front – In Person $9,323.48

Tompkins County Public Library for Adapt and Include: Sensory Storytimes and Integration at the Tompkins County Public Library $9,643 + $2,600

Lansing Community Library for Every Hero Has a Story @ the Lansing Library $9,000 + $1,700

Newfield Public Library for Find Your Heroes at the Library $3,970

Ulysses Philomathic Library for Mobile Makerspace $5,049