Category Archives: Member Library News

2016 Challenge Grant Recipients

By   02/26/2016

The SALS Board of Trustees recognizes libraries in our region must keep up with change, incorporate new ideas and adapt both technology & space in order to provide and expand upon crucial library services.  For this reason, the Board initiated a competitive grant program to help member libraries continue to innovate and better serve their communities.

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2016 Early Adapter Technology Challenge Grants:

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

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2016 Facility Upgrade (Construction) Challenge Grants:

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

View a list of previous recipients & projects


NYLA Conference- Lake Placid

By   09/01/2015

2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show

October 21-24, 2015 in Lake Placid, NY
At the Conference Center at Lake Placid

The Annual Conference and Trade Show, held each October/November around the state, is the largest state library association conference held on the East Coast. Join us for our 125th Anniversary. Offering a wide variety of programs, special events, networking opportunities, and vendor displays, the NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show offers educational opportunities for all segments of the library community from library staff to trustees.