Our grant enables rural public libraries to create excitement around reading, increase circulation, and strengthen relationships with the communities they serve.

CLiF’s Rural Libraries Conference


Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

Hotel Coolidge/Briggs Opera House, 5 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Cost: $20 (Includes breakfast, snack, and lunch)

Join CLiF and librarians from VT and NH as we discuss issues and share ideas about current challenges and opportunities in the world of small libraries. Because CLiF’s mission is to help build a love of reading and writing in children birth to age twelve, topics will focus on initiating new children’s programs and building youth collections. Panelists will address marketing and fundraising as it relates to serving children and families. New this year – we will have two hands-on afternoon workshops.

Registration: New this year – pay by credit card by following this link: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/childrensliteracyfoundation/eventRegistration.jsp?event=3217.

If you want to register and pay by check, please send your name, library, address, and phone number to Meredith Scott at gro.e1503330643nilno1503330643filc@1503330643htide1503330643reM1503330643. Send checks to CLiF at 1536 Loomis Hill Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677.

The conference sells out, so please reserve your spot quickly! We will provide information on panelists and more details on sessions as they become available. Check our website for updates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Announcing CLiF’s 2017-2018 Rural Libraries partnerships!

Activities and Support

CLiF works closely with the public library, the local elementary school, and area daycares and preschools to provide extensive support over the course of one school year. This includes:

  • $2,000 in new, high-quality children’s books for the public library (selected by public librarian)
  • $500 in new books for the school library (selected by school librarian)
  • A total of four storytelling presentations at the elementary school and childcare centers
  • Brand-new books for all participating children from birth through grade six
  • $250 mini grant option to support a special initiative in your library

To Apply

The application deadline for 2017-2018 has passed. Applications for the following school year open in the spring.

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