Penn Yan Public Library is a proud recipient of a programming stipend from Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, which helps libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations on the climate crisis.   Throughout 2021, PYPL will convene community members for virtual film screenings, discussions, and action opportunities. In addition, the grant stipend will be used to support outreach around disaster preparedness, food security, native pollinators, and recycling, all key elements of resilience and sustainability alike.  PYPL is supported in this effort by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County and Citizens’ Climate.  Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.

Action Items

  • View the next movie in our film & discussion series, Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change.  Use this link to register and receive instructions to access the film and discussion:  Then join us on Zoom on Saturday, April 24 at 3:00 to share your thoughts, ideas, and questions.  This session is co-sponsored by Keuka Compass.
  • The Resilient Communities program series will continue – check back for more information as it is announced.
  • More to come!

About the Resilient Communities grant supporters:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County

“Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County (CCEYC) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.” Visit their website here.

Citizens’ Climate

“Citizens’ Climate is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization, with 500+ chapters in 60 countries, fostering conversation with community leaders about bipartisan national policies to lower emissions at the pace and scale needed without hurting the economy or low- or middle- income Americans.” Find out more about this organization here.

Do you represent an organization committed to advancing environmental sustainability in our region? We’d love to talk and share information! Send us an email at