April 15th, 2022

2022 Library Grant Cycle Celebrates Youth with more than $225,400 to 24 Libraries Throughout Our Region

Our Library Grant Cycle, made  grants from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Fund and from additional Community Foundation Funds: Myrtle Dee Nash Memorial and Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund as well as from designated gifts from generous donors. Record number of grant awards were made this year. This cycle 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.

A special grant was made this year directly to the system to benefit all member libraries for Museum Pass Project: an Intellectual Curiosity Collaboration


Aurora Free Library for Storytime Train: Chugging Down the Track

Aurora Free Library for Take it on the Road and Beyond

Hazard Library for Read Across Southern Cayuga

Port Byron Library for Non-Fiction Collection for Oceans of
Possibilities Summer Reading Program

Seymour Public Library District for Discover Summer: Oceans of Possibilities

Springport Free Library for Ocean of Possibilities

Weedsport Free Library for Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading


Cortland Free Library for Ready, Set, Read and Homeschool Get Ready To Read

Cortland Free Library for Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading

Phillips Free Library for Cortland County Libraries’ Book Clubs


Edith B. Ford Memorial Library for Oceans of Possibility: Summer Reading

Interlaken Public Library for 2022 After School

Interlaken Public Library for Summer Reading at the Library

Lodi Whittier Library for Oceans of Possibilities: Tyke Tales &
Beyond 2022-23

Seneca Falls Library for Waves of Learning

Seneca Falls Library for An Ocean of Possibilities Reading and
Beyond – Summer 2022

Waterloo Library & Historical Society for Collaborating to increase literacy


Berkshire Free Library for Family Story Time with Summer Reading

Candor Free Library for Oceans of Possibility

Coburn Free Library for Creating Lifelong Learners through
Enrichment Programming

Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library for Summer Reading Program

Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library for StoryTime and Beyond

Waverly Free Library for Presenters for WFL Summer Reading Program


Groton Public Library for Leap into Reading

Groton Public Library for Read2Grow

Groton Public Library for Building Literary (BuLit) for Grades 6-12

Lansing Community Library for An Ocean of Possibilities at LCL Summer

Newfield Public Library for NPL Summer Reading Program

Newfield Public Library for NPL 2022 Afterschool Special

Southworth Library Association for Summer Reading Kids Club

Southworth Library Association for Family programs

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation for Summer Learning Program 2022

Ulysses Philomathic Library for Dungeons & Dragons Book Club: Year 4

Ulysses Philomathic Library for Summer Reading Program: Oceans of