Apply for the VITAL Libraries Grant

Open to: Administrators, School Librarians, Communities interested in building a School Library Program
Opportunity at a Glance: School libraries play a VITAL and unique role in students’ growth and development by establishing a third space for students to inquire, create, learn, explore, and thrive. Through VITAL Libraries (Vital, Instructional, Transformative, Accessible, Learning Libraries), the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Library Services will work with school leaders to grow, strengthen, and re-imagine the function, purpose, identity, and potential of libraries in high-need environments such as Community Schools.

Two winning schools will be awarded up to $50,000!
Key dates:  Friday October 28
Location: Virtual Application and Video
Registration deadline: Friday October 28
Take action: Learn More and Apply Here
For more information: Melissa Jacobs at