York Reads! Takes Top Honors

 

Congratulations to staff at the York County Literacy Council and our libraries for winning a Non-Profit Innovation Award for Collaboration from the Central Penn Business Journal.  The award is in recognition of the York Reads! program which matches volunteer tutors with community members who want to learn how to read.  Many of the new tutors are our avid library readers, so our congratulations go to you too!  You are helping to transform others’ lives by giving them the gift of reading!

The next tutor training session is coming up in May.  For details, call Tonya Pyles or Rita Hewitt at the York County Literacy Council at (717) 845-8719 or email Rita at cr.mgr@yorkliteracy.org.

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Foundation Center

Grant Writers – We Have the Tools You Need!

By John Miller

 

The Foundation Center Online is a unique tool for those seeking grants for their non-profits.  This valuable resource is only available at the Martin Library in York.  By accessing this database you can find local, national, and international donors willing to give to causes that align with your non-profit.  Powerful search functions will allow you to refine your searches to find those grants that most closely match your needs.  Search results can be printed or emailed quickly and easily.  Print materials of grants and grantmakers are also available for in-library use.

 

The Foundation Center Online offers profiles of more than 108,000 grant makers, one million grants, and contact information for more than 73,000 trustees and donors.  You can also access the Grants to Individuals Online database.  This source provides information on foundations and charities that provide support to students, artists, and researchers. 

 

Each year the Martin Library offers at least two classes on how to use the Foundation Center Online and how to get started searching for grants.  But you don’t need to wait for a class – expert staff members are available to get you started in your search.  Contact jmiller@yorklibraries.org for more information.

 

Access to The Foundation Center Online is made possible by generous support from the United Way of York County and the York County Community Foundation.

 

 

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Download it!


By John Miller, Adult Services Librarian

Do you have an eReader, tablet, or smartphone?  The York County Libraries eBranch has free eBooks waiting for you.  Our eBook service, Overdrive, has a large collection of current and former bestsellers – with new books being added every month.  You can use the YCL Mobile App to get books to your device or use your computer (click on the eDownloads icon) and then transfer the eBooks to your device.

Looking for eAudios instead of eBooks?  Our eBranch offers them too.  Like eBooks you can use the App to download them to your device or you can use the website to download items to your computer and then transfer them to your device.

Having trouble getting an eBook or eAudio?  The Overdrive website has videos and step-by-step tutorials to help you with eBooks and your device.  The library also has staff members who will walk you through getting eBooks on your device.  Contact Information Services at 717-846-5300 ext. 227.

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