Sustainable, Resilient, Regenerative

A Strategy for the Future of New York's Libraries

NYLA's Sustainability Initiative provides New York's library leaders with time and resources to articulate how libraries adapt to our changing world while, as co-creators, shape strategies that ensure libraries remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide on-going value to the communities they serve.


This just in:

  • Penguin Random House, OverDrive & NYLA are bringing Drawdown eBooks to you!

NYLA, OverDrive and Penguin Random House have agreed to make Drawdown available to New York libraries during the entire month of March 2019 at the Price per Click cost of $2.19. You may recall Penguin Random House removed their titles from OverDrive, so this arrangement is huge! And to top it off, NYLA will be paying for the first 1,000 downloads across the state!

  1. Participating Library Systems:
    1. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
    2. Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
    3. Clinton Essex Franklin Library System
    4. Finger Lakes Library System
    5. (Suffolk County Library System)
    6. Mid-Hudson Library System
    7. Mid-York Library System
    8. Mohawk Valley Library System
    9. Monroe County Library System
    10. Nassau Digital Doorway
    11. Nioga Library System
    12. North Country Library System
    13. Onondaga County Public Library
    14. Ramapo Catskill Library System
    15. Pioneer Library System
    16. Queens Library
    17. Southern Adirondack Library System
    18. Southern Tier Library System
    19. Upper Hudson Library System

If your system isn’t listed and is an OverDrive customer, contact your system today and ask to get in on this agreement. Don’t delay! Drawdown goes away at the end of the month.

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Bring Project Drawdown Solutions to Your Community this March

We're currently working on securing books and developing programs to help libraries support their communities in facilitating discussions and implementing the solutions defined in Project Drawdown.

Check out the Drawdown Book Club page for up-to-date info.



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