April 6th, 2017

2017 Library Grant Cycle Celebrates Youth Reading with $165,544 Granted to 28 Finger Lakes Libraries

2017 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 SystemLEARN MORE



Seymour Public Library District for Summer Reading Program 2017: Build a Better World

Aurora Free Library for Storytime Train: All Aboard 2017-18

Aurora Free Library for Meet the Authors: Rochester Teen Book Fest 2017

Hazard Library Association (Poplar Ridge) for Great Book Summer: Partnerships Form Pathways to Reading Success

Port Byron Library for Check Out Science – Science Kits

Port Byron Library for Exploring Science at the Library

Springport Free Library for Playaway with Purpose

Weedsport Free for Library Building Readers Book Clubs



Cortland Free Library for Ready, Set, Read!

Phillips Free Library & Peck Memorial Library for Build a Better World Youth Book Clubs

Phillips Free Library & Lamont Memorial Free Library for Writer in Residence at Homer and McGraw



Interlaken Public Library & Lodi Whittier Library for Build a Better World Summer Reading Program

Interlaken Public Library for Building a Better World-Story Time Program

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library for Build a Better World Summer Reading Program

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

Seneca Falls Library for Build a Better Summer

Seneca Falls Library for Year Round Fun at the Library

Waterloo Library & Historical Society for Establishing readers by harnessing technology with mini maker reading kits



Berkshire Free Library for Storytime

Candor Free Library for Summer Reading and Beyond

Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library for Build a Better World at Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library

George P. & Susan Platt Cady Library for Build a Better World at the Cady Library Summer Reading 2017

Coburn Free for Library Teen Reader’s Theater

Waverly Free Library for LiFT (Libraries for Tweens)



Southworth Library Association for Family Storytimes at the Library

Southworth Library Association for Southworth Library Summer Kid’s Club

Southworth Library Association for STEAM it UP Book Club

Groton Public Library for LEAP

Groton Public Library for GPL Teen Thing

Groton Public Library in a multi-library multi-county collaboration for The Amazing FLLS Author Tour

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation for 2017 Summer Reading Program

Lansing Community Library for Sensory Story Time at the Lansing Library

Newfield Public Library for Summer Reading Program

Ulysses Philomathic Library for Social Justice Community Read