Ready to Read at New York Libraries and IMLS Grants

Ready to Read at New York Libraries logoIn 2014, the State Library received $50,000 in federal funds for an IMLS 2014/2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Planning Grant. A range of activities conducted prior to and during the planning grant year helped the State Library identify key local needs and determine priorities and partners for the initiative, Ready to Read at New York Libraries. In addition to staff development, program priorities will include, but are not limited to, developing collaborative partnerships, identifying sustainable funding, and providing high quality early literacy resources statewide, such as the State Library’s DaybyDayNY website.

The State Library is applying for a 3-year Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant to support, in part, the implementation of the Early Childhood Public Library Staff Development Program. Visit the IMLS web siteexternal link opens in a new window for more information about the grant and its requirements.

IMLS 2014/2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Planning Grant


Sharon Phillips is the Project Director for
Ready to Read at New York Libraries. For more information,
contact Sharon at 518-486-4863; Fax: 518-486-5254.
Last Updated: September 3, 2015 -- asm