Partners and Friends

Little Free Libraries
The originators of the Little Free Libraries movement are Todd Bol and Rick Brooks of Wisconsin, both of whom have several decades of entrepreneurial and international experience.  They first met in 2009 while exploring the benefits of green practices in small businesses, discovering that they shared a commitment to service and the quality of community life around the world.

Near West Side Initiative
The mission of the Near West Side Initiative (NWSI) is to combine the power of art, technology and innovation with neighborhood values and culture to revitalize Syracuse’s Near West Side neighborhood.

Onondaga County Public Library
The mission of the Onondaga County Public Library is to make a positive difference in every life we touch by putting the power of ideas and information to work for all.

School of Information Studies
We educate professionals who aim to expand human capabilities through information, recognizing that information management and technology are a means to an end and that end is ultimately for people.

College of Visual and Performing Arts
As a part of this community, you will challenge yourself and your fellow students to take risks and provoke new ideas in your chosen disciplines. Combined with the benefits of attending a major university, this educational experience will allow you to make an impact as a cultural leader upon graduation.

601 Tully
601 Tully is a center for engaged practice in Syracuse, NY developed by artist and professor Marion Wilson with a rotating collaborative team of 54 students and neighbors and Anda French of French 2Design. It’s a site for meaningful exchange between artists, community members, and scholars in the co-production of culture. 601 Tully includes a contemporary art space, a public events space, a bookstore, a teaching garden, and Café Kubal.

ProLiteracy champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies.

Gaylord Brothers
A wealth of library supplies, furniture and archival products