March 13th, 2018

2018 Library Grant Cycle Celebrates Youth Reading with $162,304 Granted to 26 Finger Lakes Libraries

In the 8 years of our Library Grant Cycle we have granted more than $1 million to libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System. Read more at 2018 Library Grant Cycle Milestone

The Library Grant Cycle, making grants 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.



Seymour Public Library District for Summer at Seymour

Aurora Free Library with Hazard Library for Storytime Train: All Aboard for Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing and Writing 

Aurora Free Library with Hazard Library for Meet the Authors: Rochester Teen Book Fest 2018

Hazard Library with Aurora Free Library for Great Book Summer: Partnerships Form Pathways to Reading Success

Port Byron Library for Summer Reading Outreach

Port Byron Library for Exploring Science at the Library



Cortland Free Library for Ready, Set, Read!

Phillips Free Library with Peck Memorial Library for Library Book Clubs for Youth

Phillips Free Library with Peck Memorial Library and with Lamont Memorial Free Library for Author Visits to Homer, Marathon and McGraw



Edith B. Ford Memorial Library for Storytime Adventures

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library for BLAST: Bringing Libraries and Schools Together)

Interlaken Public Library for Storytime Rocks

Interlaken Public Library for Libraries Rock

Lodi Whittier Library for Tyke Tales Storytime

Seneca Falls Library for Summer Reading: Rock at the Library

Seneca Falls Library for Literacy for Life

Waterloo Library & Historical Society for Stories Alive



Berkshire Free Library for Year Round Storytime

Candor Free Library for Summer Reading Rocks

Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library for New Books! New Readers!

George P. & Susan Platt Cady Library for Summer Reading 2018

Coburn Free for Libraries Rock: Firm Foundations

Waverly Free Library for Kids’ Summer Reading

Waverly Free Library for Maker Days



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 for Summer Reading Program

Groton Public Library with Southworth Library, Cortland Free Library, Powers Library, Aurora Free Library and Hazard Library for Up Front – In Person

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation for 2018 Summer Reading Program

Lansing Community Library for After School Adventures

Newfield Public Library for Summer Reading Program

Ulysses Philomathic Library for Rise Up and Read: A Community Read of Esperanza Rising