Family Literacy Library Services Program


The Family Literacy Library Services Program helps library systems and libraries provide family literacy services to children and their parents or caregivers. The program theme for 2016-2019 is "Ready to Read at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems." Participating public library systems work to increase the number of member libraries with the expertise and resources to assist families with young children in developing the early literacy skills needed to succeed in the school years ahead.  Projects should focus on training library staff in all five components of the Ready to Read at New York: Early Childhood Public Library Staff Development Program as well as assist member libraries in creating plans and implementing projects based on the skills learned through this staff development program.

Family Literacy Library Services Program 2016-2019: "Ready to Read at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems"

Link to Application Software coming soon. APPLICATION DUE DATE APRIL 6, 2016



Family Literacy Library Services Grant Program 2013-2016: "Summer Reading at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems"


See the Announcement and Guidelines for information on the grants including any of the following:

  • How does a public library system submit an amendment and/or a final budget form?
  • What are the project reporting requirements and what is the project reporting schedule?
  • What is the payment schedule?

SEE: New York State Education Law, § 273 1 h (3), and Commissioner's Regulations 90.3 (m). See also Adult Literacy Library Services

2016-2019 Grant Award Summary (Coming soon) 2013-16 Grant Award Summary

Previous Grant Award Summaries (pdf .PDF only): | 2011-13 | 2009-11 | 2007-09 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

Project Reports (pdf .PDF only): 2011-13 | 2009-11 | 2007-09 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02

Tips for Writing Adult and Family Literacy Grants

Last Updated: February 5, 2016 -- asm