In March 2022, the Foundation Board approved funding for two projects developed and submitted by library staff members.
2022 Reading Challenge Prize Books for Kids ($5,500) will enable the Youth Services department to purchase and distribute books to young patrons who complete the
Summer Reading Challenge and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The funding from the Foundation will allow Youth Services to offer prize books that are current and popular among young readers as an incentive for completing these popular programs.
Portable Staging ($10,000) will enable Adult and Youth Services to greatly improve the quality and variety of programs offered in the Library’s community spaces. This grant will ensure better visibility and create a flexible, multi-level space for performances, panel discussions, author talks, storytelling, and other programs designed for mid-size and large groups.
In April 2021, the Glenview Public Library Foundation invested in four grants worth $17,300.
33-1/3 Series ($1,000) created online webinars with authors whose books focus on a music album contained in the Library’s vinyl LP collection.
Pop-Up Summer Programs ($6,000) allowed the Library to create outdoor programming; just in time for good weather and the ability to resume safe, in-person activities.
Summer Reading Program ($3,300) provided communication support to re-energize participation in the Library’s long-standing Summer Reading Program.
Glenview Reads Together ($7,000) allowed the Library to expand Glenview Reads Together, an annual community-wide reading program. The gift supports book discussions, activities, and lectures during the month-long event. Among other events of the program, the Foundation grant allowed the Library to give away 100 copies of the book, signed by the illustrator, Nate Powell.