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2017-2018 Family Literacy Mini-Grants Have Been Awarded.
Finished Project Survey Due: June 18, 2018

Note: All items purchased with funds from this program MUST be labeled with the text:

“Funding for ______ was made possible through the 2016-2019 New York State Library Family Literacy Library Services Grant.”

Ready to Read at New York Libraries

As part of the 2016-2019 Family Literacy Grant, the Finger Lakes Library System is participating in the New York State Education Department’s Ready to Read at New York Libraries initiative.

This page is intended for member libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System to download resources after training and download related documents. Any questions, please email the Training Cohort. 

Training Documents

Past Trainings

Demographic Data Resources:

Early Literacy Funding Resources

Foundation Center

(http://foundationcenter.org): “Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grant makers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.”

Library Grants Blog (http://librarygrants.blogspot.com)

New York State Library – State Aid for Library Construction (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc): “Funds from an appropriation of $19 million in capital funds for public library construction in the 2015 State Budget can provide up to 75 percent of approved costs of acquisition, construction, renovation, or rehabilitation of public libraries or public library system headquarters.” Talk to your library system for more information.

Look within your community.

Early Literacy Organizations

Storytime Resources:

Looking for a kit, idea or more? Visit our Storytime Resources Page.


Visit http://www.flls.org/collection-development/#vendors for a comprehensive list of library vendors.

Additional Resources


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