The Foundation is excited to announce the 15 libraries which have been awarded 2019 grants. With your help we funded energy efficiency, programs for teens, virtual reality equipment, lego projects for after school programs, and literacy packets for at-risk families, among many other projects.
Through these grants the Foundation was able to fund 77% of the funds requested by seventeen libraries.
Addison Public Library $1,500 Replace all fluorescent lighting with energy efficient LED models
Alfred Box of Books Library $1,260 Allegany Directors Association – support literacy in at-risk families by creating and distributing 200 literacy packets
Avoca Free Library $1,500 Expand after school programs by purchasing special tables for use with legos
Bolivar Free Library $400 Provide summer craft programs
Cuba Circulating Library $600 Create kits for use in story times
Dundee Library $700 Purchase la-top to use for off-site and on-site library programs
Friendship Free Library $830 Take children on summer field trips to outdoor locations
Genesee Library $700 Purchase and install book-drop, so that patrons will not need to return books to the library director’s house
Penn Yan Public Library $500 Purchase virtual reality equipment to provide a variety of community programs
Prattsburg Free Library $1,500 Purchase book shelves
Pulteney Free Library $600 Expand computer access for purchasing a lap-top for use by patrons in the library
Benedek Memorial Library, Savona $1,000 Improve safety by installing lighting in the parking lot
Whitesville Public Library $300 Expand summer reading with music programs
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 2020, and look forward to seeing the results of great efforts.