The Foundation is excited to announce the 10 libraries which have been awarded 2017 grants. With your help we funded museum trips for young children, a photography program for teens, a seed lending library, security cameras, and a defibrillator, among many other projects.
Through these grants the Foundation was able to fund 45% of the eighteen project proposals received.
Addison Public Library $1,500 toward the purchase of a security monitoring system
Almond 20th Century Club Library, Almond $1,359 for a defibrillator, much needed because there are few in the area
Bolivar Free Library $750 to purchase materials such as K’nex building sets, maker sets, Legos, Snap Circuits project kits, and other materials for summer programs for children
Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning $423 for seeds and a cabinet to establish a Seed Lending Library
Friendship Free Library $1,500 to form an Explorers Guild in which children took trips to art galleries and museums in Western New York
Genesee Library $1,500 to replace obsolete shelving with new shelves which are easy to reach and reconfigure
Penn Yan Public Library $1,350 to create an outside fix-it station for bikes
Wayland Free Library $1,235 to enhance access to library materials by purchasing four freestanding displays
Whitesville Library $250 to fund a free book for each child attending the library during the summer
The Foundation for Southern Tier Libraries is extremely proud of all the great work our libraries accomplish each day throughout Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties. We encourage more libraries to apply in 2018, and look forward to seeing the results of great efforts.