Approved through September 30, 2009 with Project Director Information
Summer Reading Mini Grants (LSTA)
|Brooklyn Public Library||09-1019||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-BPL
The library will increase usage of the online resources by building awareness and participation in the writing and posting of online book reviews supported through workshops and special projects geared towards young adults. This year’s theme will be emphasized via branch-based art projects, promoting a shared creative experience that celebrates the importance of reading and enhances summer reading awareness and participation.
Andrea Vaughn (718) 230-2232
a.vaughn @ brooklynpubliclibrary.org
|Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System||09-1002||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-BECPL
The sponsoring of performances will bring new members to the library’s community, and the creation of crafts will foster relationships among these community members that will extend beyond the physical limits of the library.
Ann Kling (716) 858-7128
klinga @ buffalolib.org
|Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System||09-1006||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-CCLS
New programming, circulating materials, and craft supplies will be used to promote the summer reading program along with distributable printed materials such as bookmarks.
Valle Blair (716) 484-7135 x234
vblair @ cclslib.org
|Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System||09-1008||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-CEFS
Materials purchased will be used to support the summer reading program in the system’s small, rural libraries where middle school aged readers will be encouraged to participate. The program will culminate in a high visibility “Jeopardy – style” quiz competition.
Julie Wever (518) 563-5190 x18
wever @ cefls.org
|Finger Lakes Library System||09-1005||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-FLLS
The experience of the readers participating in the summer reading program will be directly enhanced via hired performers, and the purchase of themed materials.
Annette Birdsall (607) 273-4074 x27
annette @ flls.org
|Four County Library System||09-1011||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-FCLS
Awareness will be raised via a web based calendar and the home visits of various community partner workers to disseminate information on the summer reading program, achieving maximum exposure and participation. New supplies such as books and crafts will be purchased to support this year’s theme, and presenters will be arranged for programming.
Starr LaTronica (607) 723-8236 x350
slatronica @ 4cls.org
|Mid-Hudson Library System||09-1003||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-MHLS
Videocasting programs will be created and used to promote the summer reading program.
Margaret Keefe (845) 471-6060 x235
mkeefe @ midhudson.org
|Mid-York Library System||09-1016||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-MYLS
This grant will allow the libraries to offer children a variety of cultural and technological experiences by encouraging children to engage in voluntary, free choice reading that is measured via time spent reading. Children will also be encouraged through programs, activities, and contests that offer experiences with stories and music.
Diana Norton (315) 735-8331 x235
dnorton @ midyork.org
|Mohawk Valley Library System||09-1004||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-MVLS
Member libraries’ staff and volunteers will provide summer reading programs, both in the library and online, that encourage children to read and provide educational programs that encourage overall participation. Special events at member libraries will attract families to visit the library and promote the library as a location for summer fun and learning.
Sue Rokos (518) 355-2010
srokos @ mvls.info
|Monroe County Library System||09-1012||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-MCLS
Member libraries will provide programming which appeals to all ages, purchase promotional advertising in area newspapers and other media outlets, and duplicate and distribute bookmarks and brochures.
Sally Snow (585) 428-8061
ssnow @ libraryweb.org
|Nassau Library System||09-1009||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-NLS
Nassau will partner with the Suffolk Cooperative Library System and the Long Island newspaper Newsday to provide an informative and fun 16-page summer reading program newspaper supplement to be delivered to children in Long Island elementary schools and member libraries. The supplement will support efforts to keep children reading over the summer, explain the program, and incorporate the summer reading theme.
Renee McGrath (516) 292-8920
renee @ nassaulibrary.info
|The New York Public Library||09-1020||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-NYPL
This project provides learning activities that capture the attention of young people and encourages them to read for fun during the summer months. The library will create and print a combined reading list and reading log designed around the theme.
Margaret Tice (212) 340-0903
mtice @ nypl.org
|Nioga Library System||09-1021||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-Nioga
To support the summer reading program, Nioga will recruit and train two summer interns as storytellers, produce and purchase programming support materials, support area school participation, and initiate community participation to increase awareness, participation, and attendance.
Thomas Bindeman (716) 434-6167 x14
Bindeman @ nioga.org
|North Country Library System||09-1023||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-NCLS
NCLS will provide summer reading program workshops to educate and inform leaders of youth organizations, as well as school superintendents, teachers, and school librarians. This project will encourage collaboration, reading, use of the library, and foster enthusiasm on the part of library boards and generate positive publicity for libraries, encouraging libraries to provide subsequent summer programs.
Emily M. Owen (315) 782-5540
eowen @ ncls.org
|Onondaga County Public Library||09-1013||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-OCPL
Programs will attract new families to the libraries and provide valuable programming for families. OCPL’s goal is to instill in children a joy of reading and a love of libraries. Libraries are encouraging more preschoolers in the program this year by having someone read to them. Rhythm band instruments will be purchased for use in preschool programs, relating to this year’s theme. Teens will be provided with magnetic poetry stands to encourage them to express themselves creatively.
Rosalind NaPier (315) 435-1825
rnapier @ onlib.org
|Pioneer Library System||09-1017||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-PLS
Youth Services library staff and volunteers will receive training to develop program ideas that relate to this year’s summer reading theme, creating programs that help children and teens maintain reading skills over the summer, have positive library experiences, expose families to library services, and promote reading as a leisure-time activity.
Ellen Reynolds (585) 394-8260
ereynolds @ pls-net.org
|Queens Borough Public Library||09-1022||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-QBPL
Community libraries will receive supplies and supplemental books so that librarians can promote the reading program’s theme
Kathleen Degyansky (718) 990-0700
Kathleen.Degyansky @ queenslibrary.org
|Ramapo Catskill Library System||09-1010||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-RCLS
This project will promote the summer reading program’s theme by providing training for member library staff, providing resources to encourage cooperation with personnel from area and youth services organizations, providing funds to help libraries expand their summer reading programs, and by providing resources to make families aware of their member libraries’ summer reading programs.
Randall Enos (845) 343-1131 x240
renos @ rcls.org
|Southern Adirondack Library System||09-1001||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-SALS
This project encourages children to read all summer long. Each library will plan educational and recreational programs and activities to make reading a fun and appealing activity for youth over the summer.
Jennifer Ferriss (518) 584-7300 x219
jferriss @ sals.edu
|Southern Tier Library System||09-1014||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-STLS
This project will be used to give member libraries tools, skills and “out-of-the-box” programs/activities and/or displays for creative summer library programs. The program is designed to emphasize reading for pleasure.
Lorie Brown (607) 962-3141 x209
brownl @ stls.org
|Suffolk Cooperative Library System||09-1007||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-SCLS
The Suffolk Cooperative Library System will partner with the Nassau Library System and the Long Island Newspaper Newsday to create a 16-page summer reading program newspaper supplement to be delivered to children in Long Island elementary schools and member libraries. The supplement will support efforts to keep children reading over the summer, explain the program, and incorporate the summer reading theme. The annual inter-library competition, Battle of the Books, will be held in which teams of young adults answer questions related to a group of eight books they have read as part of their participation in this program.
Barbara Moon (631) 286-1600 X1352bmoon @ suffolk.lib.ny.us
|Upper Hudson Library System||09-1015||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-UHLS
Each library participating in the statewide summer reading program will be challenged to reach out to their communities in new ways to involve individuals, businesses, organizations, and local media in promoting and participating in the summer reading program and its activities.
|Westchester Library System||09-1018||
2009 Summer Reading Minigrant-WLS
This project will bring children and their families into the library to enjoy and take advantage of the additional programming and activities available to them through the statewide summer reading program.
Judith Rovenger (914) 231-3236rovenger @ wlsmail.org