Thank You for Giving Back!

From the bottom of our hearts, the biggest THANK YOU possible to all the libraries who joined TGGB 2021, and all the community members who turned out at events, whether they were in person or virtual, to help each other and make New York State a better place! To celebrate all your beautiful work, we’ll

Let’s Give Back Today!

It’s finally here! This year for The Great Give Back 2021, we are thrilled to share that over 250 libraries around New York State have committed to giving back with and for their communities. Today and all month long, libraries are hosting donation drives, putting together care kits, cleaning up their communities, and more! We

The Great Give Back is One Month Away!

September is flying by, and as of today The Great Give Back is just a month away! Over 200 libraries have already signed up to help their communities give back – wow! Find somewhere to join in by going to “Find a Participating Library” in the menu and clicking on your county in list view

The Great Give Back 2020 Is Coming!

2020 has been a year like no other. We have faced many new challenges, but one of the things we’ve learned is how important an active and supportive community can be when the going is toughest, especially for those already struggling. That’s why this year, The Great Give Back is more important than ever. Your


Thank you to everyone across New York State who made The Great Give Back a success in 2019! We are adding photos to the Photos tab above all the time, so check back often to look for your library. We’ll be sharing statistics about this year’s successes over the next few weeks as well. We

Volunteer Opportunities are Appearing!

We couldn’t be more delighted to share that over 160 libraries in New York State have signed on to The Great Give Back! As we move into fall, participating libraries have begun sending in their official GGB events. To see if a library near you is hosting an event, visit the List View page and

The Great Give Back is Growing!

In 2019 The Great Give Back is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. This year the program, whose mission is to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences, is growing! 2019 will be a pilot year that expands the initiative from Long Island to the rest of New York.

Thank You for Giving Back!

Thanks to everyone who participated in The Great Give Back 2018! We had a total of 107 libraries participate across Suffolk and Nassau counties, with patrons of all ages volunteering in all kinds of fantastic ways, from community cleanups to pet adoption fairs and more! Check out the photos page above to see some of