Congrats to these awardees for the 2023-24 grant year!
North Country Library System, Hope, Comfort and Dignity: Working to End Hygiene Insecurity in North Country Libraries. $12,000
Distribute free, on-demand access to simple hygiene kit (CareKit) at libraries, to provide encouragement and hope to our service populations while allowing our libraries to become part of the recovery process.
Adirondack Correctional Facility General Library, Dreaming of Timbuctoo. $12,000
With John Brown Lives!, bring the Dreaming of Timbuctoo exhibit to the prison for one month, with two guest presenter programs each week and a day-long traing for staff at JBL! Historic site.
St. Lawrence University, A.I. Collaboration Space for Digital Storytelling. $11,406
Create an “A.I. Collaboration Space for Digital Storytelling” within ODY’s new DS Studio to provide students and faculty with access to a space for experimentation and conversation/critique, guided by SLU’s learning goal of “examin[ing] critically the relationship between humans and technology.”
Historic Saranac Lake, Preservation of Audiovisual Materials. $5,146
Clean, repair, rehouse and digitize 8, 16, and 35mm films, reel to reel tape, acetate records, and VHS tapes from Saranac Lake. Use this collection to spur donations of old video from residents.
New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Assoc Inc.Listen to the Music. $2,000
Upload a sizable collection of video performances and interviews to YouTube for public access.