March 11th, 2016

Library Grant Cycle Celebrates Youth Reading with $136,315 Granted to 21 Finger Lakes Libraries

2016 Library Grant Cycle from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Fund and from additional Community Foundation Funds seeks to promote genuine intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of reading and learning by encouraging youth to develop habits of regular library use. Eligible applicants are the 33 public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins counties, the 5 counties of the Finger Lakes Library System. 

Collaborative Multi-Library Initiatives (various program areas)

Groton Public Library / Southworth Library Association / Powers Library / Cortland Free Library Collaboration for Up Front – In Person

Aurora Free Library/Hazard Library Collaboration for When Our Youth Read, We Are All Winners: Join the Reading Team

Lodi Whittier Library / Interlaken Public Library Collaboration for On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! Youth Summer Reading Program

Ulysses Philomathic Library / Edith B. Ford Collaboration for Community Read: George

Aurora Free Library/Hazard Library Collaboration for Storytime Train – All Aboard for Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing and Writing: Year 4

Story Time

Coburn Free Library for Toddler Storytime Extension

Berkshire Free Library for Story Time

Southworth Library Association for Family Storytimes and Events at the Library

Cortland Free Library for Ready, Set, Read!

Summer Reading

Seymour Public Library District for Summer Reading Program 2016: On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

Newfield Public Library for Summer Reading Program

Seneca Falls Library for Amazing Race to Literacy: Summer Reading

Southworth Library Association for 2016 Summer Kid’s Club at the Library

Waterloo Library & Historical Society for Summer Reading Success 2016

Lansing Community Library for On Your Mark, Get Set, Read @ the Lansing Library

Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library for On Your Mark Get Set Read! 2016

Youth Engagement

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library for Shakespeare Improv Camp

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation for Flex Your Curiosity at TCPL

Phillips Free Library for Youth Book Clubs 

Ulysses Philomathic Library for Robotics, Research & Read

Waverly Free Library for LiFT Program

Groton Public Library for GPL Teen Thing

Seneca Falls Library for May the Force of the Library be With You

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library for LIFT: LIbraries For Teens

Cortland Free Library for Read It! See It!

Lansing Community Library for Kids, S.T.E.M, and Fun at the Lansing Library!