General Information

The NYLA Disaster Relief Fund provides financial assistance to libraries in New York that have been damaged or destroyed by natural or manmade disasters like flooding, hurricanes, fire, etc. Your donation will go toward repairing a library building, replacing destroyed items in the collection, and more!

The NYLA Disaster Relief Fund is currently accepting donations to support the Barker Public Library, who suffered a devasting fire on Sunday, January 20, that took down the entire building. All donations made to the Disaster Relief Fund through February 28, 2019 will given to the Barker Public Library.

To donate to the Disaster Relief Fund, click here.


To report a library that has been damaged and may be in need of support, please send the library name and e-mail address of the library director to NYLA via


Disaster Relief Fund Distributions

Pleasant Valley Free Library (Fire Damage)

Amsterdam Free Library (Fire Damage)
Cheney Library (Water Damage)

Berne Public Library (Water Damage)

Fort Plain Public Library (Water Damage)

Brooklyn Public Library (Superstorm Sandy)
East Rockaway Public Library (Superstorm Sandy)
Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (Superstorm Sandy)
Island Park Public Library (Superstorm Sandy)
Long Beach Public Library (Superstorm Sandy)
Queens Library (Superstorm Sandy)
Yonkers Riverfront Library (Superstorm Sandy)

Coburn Free Library (Hurricane Irene)
Desmond-Fish Library (Hurricane Irene)
Goshen Public Library (Hurricane Irene)
MacArthur Elementary School (Hurricane Irene)
Moffat Library (Hurricane Irene)
Middleburgh Public Library (Hurricane Irene)
Owego Elementary School Library (Hurricane Irene)
Owego Elementary School (Hurricane Irene)
Rye Free Reading Room (Hurricane Irene)
Schoharie County Court Library (Hurricane Irene)
Schoharie Free Assoc. Library (Hurricane Irene)
Wallkill Public Library (Hurricane Irene)
Wells Memorial Library (Hurricane Irene)


Brooklyn Public Library

Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Yonkers Riverfront Library

East Rockaway Public Library

Amsterdam Free Library