Afterschool/Out-of-School

Libraries and museums help our communities support children's learning and development.

MacArthur Foundation logoPartnership: Learning Labs
In support of President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" call to action, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are working together to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country.

Partnership: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
Formerly Coming Up Taller, these awards recognize outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people by providing them with learning opportunities and chances to contribute to their communities.

Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to afterschool/out-of-school programs (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Afterschool/out-of-school content on the IMLS Web site:
Children practicing yoga in a museum.
Blog Post: Our Moving is Our Learning: The Power of Kinesthetic Learning and Programming in Children’s Museums

September 5, 2013 08:34 AM
Programming at the Miami Children’s Museum provides children with learning experiences that encourages movement and an active lifestyle. Read More

 
Blog Post: Learning Something New

September 3, 2013 02:08 PM
The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director Kimber Fender and Community Member Amina Tuki talk about how at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County you can learn something new at any age. Read More

 
Photo of Leslie Bushara
Blog Post: Passion to Learn

August 28, 2013 11:39 AM
Leslie Bushara was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Bushara led the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Museum’s educational programming and curricula, which have shown lasting impact city-, state- and nationwide. Read More

 
Graph with statistics from Department of Education early learning report
Blog Post: Kindergarteners’ Visitation to Libraries and Museums

August 23, 2013 08:29 AM
IMLS analyst Deanne Swan looks at a Department of Education study to learn about children who are benefitting from visits to museums and libraries, and those who are not. Read More

 
Blog Post: Mentoring the Immigrant Community

August 13, 2013 08:34 AM
Marshalltown Public Library Director Sarah Rosenblum and community member Veronica Guevara describe how the Marshalltown Public Library adapts to serve the changing demographics of the community and provide resources for new immigrants. Read More