2018 Challenge Grants

2018 Construction Challenge Grant

Deadline: December 29th, 2017

2018 Library Services Seed Challenge Grant

Deadline: December 29th, 2017


2017 Construction Challenge Grant Recipients:

Argyle Free Library: Repair the foundation sills and correct moisture issue
Bolton Free Library: Implement a zoned heating system, install metal ducts, a dehumidifier, and a digital thermostat
Horicon Free Public Library: Install additional power outlets and update lighting with LED fixtures
Town of Ballston Community Library: Paint children’s room and update lighting with LED fixtures
Cambridge Public Library: Pave current parking lot and relocate reserved parking space closer to the building
Town of Chester Public Library: Purchase a new book drop and base
Crandall Public Library: Create a thorough assessment of the library’s space in order to apply for a NYS Construction Grant
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library: Create a master plan to itemize and prioritize improvements
Caldwell-Lake George Library: Improve library’s cable and electrical infrastructure
Lake Pleasant Public Library: Improved seating for patrons and staff
Hadley-Luzerne Public Library: Create an existing conditions report with prioritized upgrades and a plan for expansion
Raquette Lake Library: Create construction documents for workspace and reading room additions
Schuylerville Public Library: Update lighting with LED fixtures

2017 Seed Challenge Grant Recipients:

Town of Ballston Community Library: New educational classes with outside instructors and equipment to facilitate training
Town of Chester Public Library: Afterschool Science enrichment programs which consist of interactive workshops that align with STEM objectives
Galway Public Library: Develop community information hub consisting of a website, print newsletter, and Facebook page titled Galway Get Together: Community News and Resource Center
Crandall Public Library: Free library by mail program for patrons unable to visit the library
Greenwich Free Library: Outreach to food pantry
Caldwell-Lake George Library: Provide English as a Second Language resources and “Living and Working in the United States” support for summer foreign students
Schuylerville Public Library: Provide popup libraries and literacy kits
Waterford Public Library: Provide library services for new senior/community center


2016 Technology Challenge Grant Recipients

Town of Ballston Community Library:  Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) Project
  Primary Community Partner: Town of Ballston Local Emergency Management Committee
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library:  Digital Local History Media Lab Project
  Community Partners: Halfmoon Historical Society, the Town of Clifton Park Historian & the Town of Halfmoon Historian
Greenwich Free Library:  Hands-On Computers: Hardware & Software from Breakerspaces to Troubleshooting Project
  Community Partners: Greenwich Central School & Community Volunteers

2016 Construction Challenge Grant Recipients

Town of Ballston Community Library:  First Floor: Paint, Carpet, Tile Removal & Furniture/Shelving Updates
Galway Public Library:  Exterior Walkway Safety & Accessibility Improvements
Inlet Public Library:  Public Computer Relocation Project
Pember Library & Museum:  Audio & Video Equipment Updates


2015 Technology Challenge Grant Recipients

Ballston Spa Public Library: Digital Literacy for Seniors project
Crandall Public Library: Art & New Technology project
Galway Public Library: STEAM Makerspace project
Mechanicville District Public Library: Makerspace & Digital Literacy project
Town of Ballston Community Library: Digital Literacy for Seniors project

2015 Construction Challenge Grant Recipients

Town of Ballston Community Library: Safety/Surveillance Cameras addition
Bolton Free Library: Accessibility & Entryway improvements
Galway Public Library: Accessibility improvements
Hadley Luzerne Public Library: Illuminated Sign & Book Drop Box addition
Richards Library: Accessibility improvements
Waterford Public Library: Reconfiguration & Repurposing project


2014 Technology Challenge Grant Recipients

Cambridge Public Library: Student scholarships for computer maintenance & helpdesk staffing
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library: ESOL/GED services in a mobile and flexible space
Easton Library: Genealogy services and laptop
Indian Lake Library: Computer literacy for career training
Lake Pleasant Library: Ancestry.com, genealogy, media transfer & history hub services

2014 Construction Challenge Grant Recipients

Argyle Free Library: Exterior lighting
Crandall Public Library: Improved room lighting in their Holden Room
Easton Library: New signage, new computer center, bathroom repair
Hadley Luzerne Public Library: Iron fence repair, shutters, gutters
Town of Ballston Community Library: Traffic flow signs, automatic door, call box