2020 Foundation Grant Award Winners

The Foundation is excited to announce the 10 libraries which have been awarded 2020 grants.

With your help we provided $10,123 to fund projects which include wireless hotspots for loan to people without reliable internet access,  “Imagine Your Story” loan kits of materials, new shelving to support expanding services, equipment to provide maker space services for teens,  and computer equipment to maintain and expand services to library users.

Almond 20th Century Club Library     $1000   New shelving for Children’s Room  Upgrade Project

Angelica Free Library   $1000   Purchase four wireless hotspots to circulate to patrons enabling them to get internet access

Bolivar Free Library     $500   Purchase materials for kits to support the Summer Reading Program “Imagine Your Story”

Fillmore, Wide Awake Club Library    $1200  Purchase ten 4G mobile hotspots and service plans to circulate to patrons who don’t have reliable internet service

Hammondsport, Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library      $1500  Create a teen maker space by purchasing equipment and supplies

Hornell Public Library     $1500   Buy four refurbished laptop computers for classes and patron use, allowing for social distancing

Odessa, Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library     $950  Purchase a 3-D printer and  supplies to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) classes and projects

Savona, Dr. Sandor and Berthe Benedek Memorial Library     $1,000   Replace outdated public computer server, and three computers for patron use

Scio Memorial Library     $823   Purchase a  Gotomeeting software subscription and two chrome notebooks to facilitate remote reference help, and experiment with online book clubs and craft classes

Watkins Glen Public Library     $650   Virtual summer reading program with wildlife program presented over Zoom and incentive gift certificates to local eating establishments

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 2021, and look forward to seeing the results of great efforts.