Libraries – Did You Know?

Tell your library that now offers Library IP License packages! Libraries can provide simultaneous access to to all visitors within the building.  This access can increase the flow of patrons at a library. In addition, has great grants and awards for libraries and library employees.


A library serves as a multipurpose community center. It offers programs for children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly, in addition to serving as a resource center for the population. However, a library can only work with a devoted staff and administration. Often, library administration finds new and innovative ways to engage the public. They also come up with programs to streamline activities.

If you’re a library employee, consider nominating your library, yourself or a colleague for some of the following grants and awards. Consider the hours of dedication needed for a library to operate. Surely, you could use some extra funds. Check out the following:


Children’s Book Project: Disaster Relief Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits, Civic Organizations, Libraries and Schools for Zoo Education Programs

Deadline: 09/01/2016

Grants to Florida Local Governments to Construct, Expand, and Remodel Libraries

Deadline: 09/01/2016

Grants to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC Nonprofits to Promote Literacy and Enhance Book Collections

Deadline: 09/01/2016

Grants to Wyoming Library Employees for Professional Development and Education Opportunities

Deadline 1: 09/30/2016; Deadline 2: 11/30/2016

Grants to Kansas Libraries to Purchase Copies of Literature with Kansas-Related Themes

Deadline: 09/30/2016

In-Kind Donations to USA Libraries in Rural Areas for Children's Books

Deadline: 10/01/2016

Grants to Osceola County, Michigan Nonprofits for Art, Education, Environment, Health, and Social Welfare

Deadline: 10/01/2016

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

Deadline: 12/01/2016


Public Relations Award

Deadline: 09/01/2016

I Love My Librarian Award

Deadline: 9/19/2016

Library Awards for Innovation

Deadline: 10/01/2016

George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award

Deadline: 12/01/2016

Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

Deadline: 12/02/2016


Crowdfunding Opportunities for USA, Canada, International Nonprofits, Individuals and Businesses

Deadline: Ongoing

Go Get That Grant!

The book, Go Get That Grant: A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations, details how libraries can search for and apply for grants. In this book, you’ll find information on types of grants like foundation grants or government grants. It also includes how to locate grants. Unique to libraries and nonprofits, it explains identifying features of fundable programs.

If you’re interested in the Library IP License package for libraries, pricing is quoted on a case-by-case basis depending on the organization type and the anticipated size of web traffic by staff or patrons.  If you’re interested in applying for awards or grants for your library or as a library employee, check out the grants listed above or here. For questions and concerns, call (561)249-4129 or email 

About the Author: Sabeen is a Masters in Public Health. She is currently writing for and its affiliate websites.