July 30, 2014

2nd Annual Teen Writing Competition


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Summer Reading Program for Adults!

Literary Elements 2014: Chautauqua Cattaraugus Summer Reading Program for Adults!  

This summer show the children in your life that reading is an important — and fun!— part of happy life.  Read at least 3 books this summer and share reviews with other readers in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties to be eligible for great raffle prizes!  Register now and submit your reviews by August 15, 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 Babes of Wrath will donate proceeds of their first bout of 2014 to CCLS!

babesofwrathChautauqua Babes of Wrath–featuring none other than Gowanda Library Director Allison Freeman–are donating the proceeds of their first bout of 2014 to CCLS! Valle Blair (Youth Services Consultant) will be using the money for Summer Reading materials and prizes to benefit all (CCLS) libraries.

2014 Outreach Mini-Grants for Member Libraries

Deadline for applying:  Monday, April 7, 2014.

CCLS’s Coordinated Outreach Advisory Services Council (COSAC) will review the applications and make the recommendations to the System board for their approval at the June 11th board meeting.

2014 Mini Grant Application

2014 Outreach Mini-Grant Information

2014 Outreach Mini-Grant Final Evaluation

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