April 21st, 2023

2023 Library Grant Cycle Celebrates Youth with more than $158,500 to 24 Libraries Throughout Our Region


Our Library Grant Cycle, made  grants from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Fund and from our Community Impact Fund as well as from designated gifts from generous donors. 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.


Aurora Free Library for Take it on the Road and Beyond

Aurora Free Library for Storytime Train: Chugging Down the Track 2023-24

Hazard Library for Family Engagement in Southern Cayuga

Seymour Public Library District for Discover Summer: All Together Now

Springport Free Library for Library Gateway to Museums

Weedsport Free Library for All Together Now: Summer Reading at the Library


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

Cortland Free Library for All Together Now: Summer Reading Program

Phillips Free Library for Cortland County Libraries’ Book Clubs


Edith B. Ford Memorial Library for All Together Now: Summer Reading Program

Interlaken Public Library for After School 2023

Interlaken Public Library for Summer Reading at the Library

Lodi Whittier Library for Lodi All Together Now: 23-24

Seneca Falls Library for Reading & Learning: All Together Now Summer 2023

Seneca Falls Library for A Lifetime of Reading Together

Waterloo Library & Historical Society for Creating Opportunities for Growth


Berkshire Free Library for Story Time/Summer Reading

Candor Free Library for All Together Now

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 WFL Summer Reading Program


Groton Public Library for Leap into Reading

Groton Public Library for Read2Grow

Lansing Community Library for All Together Now Summer Reading and After School Programming at the Lansing Community Library

Lansing Community Library for Digeridoo Down Under at Your Public Library Collaborative Grant

Newfield Public Library for NPL 2023 Summer Reading Program

Newfield Public Library for NPL 2023 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 2023

Ulysses Philomathic Library for Read Local Teen Book Club

Ulysses Philomathic Library for All Together Now: UPL Summer Reading at the Library