Budgets & Funding

  • Bike the Branches at Brooklyn Public Library

    On May 20, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) hosted the fifth annual Bike the Branches event, a day-long bike ride through BPL's 60-branch system, including a race for both amateurs and professionals, self-guided tours for the more leisurely bikers, and ...

  • Innovation in Libraries Micro-grants from the Awesome Foundation

    The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to "forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe." Created in 2009, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators.

  • Funding Opportunities, Resources Available from National Network of Libraries of Medicine

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has a long history of working with libraries to connect the public to important health information.

    In 1976, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) began to specifically develop relationship...

  • Knight News Challenge Wants to Support Your Big Ideas

    The Knight News Challenge on Libraries will launch on February 24, 2016, and offers applicants a share of more than $3 million for ideas centered on libraries as they transform to accommodate the evolving needs of their communities. The challenge is ...

  • The Small Community Advantage in Library Fundraising

    Through the WebJunction webinar, Beyond Book Sales: Practical Ideas for Raising Funds for Your Library, Sue Hall, Director of Library Strategies, reminds us that small libraries can benefit from the "small community advantage" where persona...

  • Building Rural Prosperity with the Rural Information Center

    Perhaps especially in rural communities, libraries provide key points of connection with the broader world, serving as windows on faraway places, other cultures, and diverse perspectives. But libraries can also help deepen our ties to the places we l...

  • Small Libraries, Big Community

    With travel costs high and libraries busier than ever, library staff are using online technologies to connect and learn. Over 300 librarians attended the February 28, 2013, free one-day online conference, Big Talk From Small Libraries, aimed at libra...

  • Libraries Remain Vital, Do More with Less

    For those of us in the library field it's probably not surprising to hear that libraries, faced with cuts in revenue, staffing, and service hours, nonetheless saw an increase in their circulation, programming, and computer use statistics. The Institu...