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Lowe’s Construction Grant Available

      The Lowe's Gives Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations...

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Family Literacy Grant Opportunity

The Wish You Well Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the U.S. The Foundation focuses on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants generally range from $2,000 to...

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New York History Day Seeks Judges

New York History Day is looking for historians, educators, and others to judge student projects at this year’s contest, which takes place Monday, April 23. Each year, more than 450 students in grades 6-12 conduct extensive research on topics related to an annual theme...

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Bernie Margolis

New York State Librarian, Bernie Margolis, passed away on Saturday, April 14. Bernie's funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, 11 a.m. at Levine’s Memorial Chapel in Albany. Burial will immediately follow the funeral at approximately 1 p.m. at the Pittsfield...

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Mid-York Library Director Going to ARSL Conference

Christine Fleischer, Director of the Frank J. Basloe Library (Herkimer, NY), was awarded the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) $500 scholarship to attend the 2018 Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) annual conference in Springfield, IL, September 12-15,...

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Call for Nominations – CLRC 2018 Library Awards

In recognition of National Library Week, CLRC is excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for our 2018 Library Awards to be given out at our annual membership meeting on October 25 at the Vernon Downs Hotel. The Library of the Year and Library Staff...

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Library of Congress Literacy Award

Applications for the Literacy Awards will be accepted from organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. You may apply on behalf of your own organization or for another organization. Three prizes will be...

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NYS Legislative – Library Aid Home Stretch

The NYS Legislature has released their “one house” budget proposals for this year’s budget and the bills include the single largest increase in funding to the Library Construction Aid Program ever – a $50M addition to the program, for a total of $64M! This is in...

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The Great American Read – Public Library Opportunity

Public libraries may apply for grants to host public programs around the upcoming PBS series The Great American Read, an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped...

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