July 29, 2014

System adds latest edition of The ALA Book of Library Grant Money to Headquarters Collection

alagrantmoney“This all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants is back in a new edition, and more useful than ever, offering refreshed content and even more guidance on locating grant funding sources. Using this guide, librarians, fundraisers, and researchers will find quick, convenient access to information on the most likely funding sources for libraries, including private foundations, corporate foundations, corporate direct givers, government agencies, and library and nonprofit organizations. Edited by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, a grant writer with 35 years of experience, this edition includes more than 200 new entries, as well as

  • A detailed introduction explaining the concept of “grant readiness” and walking readers through the steps of preparing their institution for a grant project, including strategic planning, conducting a needs assessment, and identifying potential partners
  • Guidance on the most effective ways to use the directory, with an explanation of inclusion criteria and data elements
  • Multiple indexes for finding the right information fast
  • A new section covering grant-related organizations and sources, to aid readers looking for grant writers or grant development assistance

The challenge of ‘finding the money’ will be made easier with this guide’s clear and comprehensive information.” -ALA 

Chautauqua Grants – Possible grantmaker for your library?

Chautauqua Grants updated their website. Take a look!

Free Computer Classes at Dunkirk Library & Prendergast Library!

Beginning Monday, January 6th, basic computer classes will be available for the public at Jamestown (Prendergast), and Dunkirk Library from 10:15-12:15, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two weeks, as part of the New York State Literacy Library Services grant.

A BOCES instructor will be at the Jamestown library and the instruction will be video conferenced to the Dunkirk’s PCC lab.

This first session for 2014 will run Jan. 6-17.  If patrons miss the January session, it will be repeated February 3-14.

To register, contact the library:

Dunkirk Free Library:  716-366-2511

James Prendergast Library: 716-484-7135

Basic Computer Classes Scheduled at 3 Member Libraries

computerclassBeginning Monday, September 9th, basic computer classes will be available for the public at Jamestown (Prendergast), Dunkirk and Olean, from 10:15-12:15, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two weeks, as part of the New York State Literacy Library Services grant.

A BOCES instructor will be at the Jamestown library and the instruction will be video conferenced to both Dunkirk and Olean’s PCC labs.

If patrons miss the September classes, they will be repeated in October, November 2013, and January, February and March 2014.

To register, contact the library:
Dunkirk Free Library: 716-366-2511
James Prendergast Library: 716-484-7135
Olean Public Library: 716-372-0200

Target – Possible Grantmaker for Your Library?

The Erie, PA Target considers the 14701 zip code area to be part of their service area since so many customers from 14701 shop there.

“Being a good neighbor is a big part of our philosophy. One of the ways we connect with the communities where we do business is through grants from our stores. Each year, Target store grants help K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations bring arts and cultural experiences to students, provide support for educational field trips and fund early childhood reading programs.”

-Target