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Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library provides funding, through grants, to community organizations, libraries serving Tompkins County residents, and students and staff of area libraries for scholarships, awards, and continuing education.

Click the buttons below for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

Education Grants


FOL offers monetary assistance through education grants to staff members of Tompkins County public libraries and Tompkins County K-12 school librarians to attend professional meetings, workshops, training sessions, and conferences.

The Committee also supports students seeking an advanced degree in library service, primarily those who are interested in public or school librarianship.  Students must be enrolled in an accredited Library Science graduate program.  These grants may be given for more than one year if the library school student has completed all previous courses successfully.

Application Information

Click to download the 2024 Education Grants application as a Word or PDF document. The deadline for applications is March 11, 2024.  Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.

Grant Types
Grant Recipients

Some Of Our Grant Recipients

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