These guides were developed for the public to assist with accessibility, jobseeking, literacy, locating community resources, and reentering society after release from prison. Please contact Jenny Shonk with suggestions or changes to this page.
Accessibility Resource Guide: This guide includes information about accessible reading formats at your local library, signing up with other special-need lending libraries, local disability resources, and a collection of disability-related links.
Jobseeker Resource Guide: Search for jobs online, get help with your resume, plan your career, and find local assistance resources. This guide is tailored for residents of Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.
Literacy Resource Guide: Find materials and resources for people of all ages who need help with reading, writing, or speaking English and/or basic computer skills. Also included: TASC Tests! New York State has selected a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) to replace the General Educational Development (GED®) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma effective January 2, 2014.
Community Resource Guides: Each guide includes helpful resources for the following categories: alcohol and substance abuse, education and literacy, food and emergency assistance, health services, housing, jobs and training, legal help, local libraries, mental health, and transportation.
- Cayuga County Community Resources 2017-2018 Community Directory, Living in Cayuga County.
- Cortland County Community Resources
- Seneca County Community Resources
- Tioga County Community Resources
- Tompkins County Community Resources
Reentry Guide: FLLS publishes a reentry guide for our service areas to help inmates prepare for release. The guide is supplied to each facility librarian to reproduce as needed. Our bilingual reentry guide lists community resources for people returning from prison or jail to our service area. Updated for 2019.
- Finding Your Way: A Reentry Guide for People Returning from Prison or Jail to Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins Counties in NYS
- List of similar publications in NYS outside our service area