Libraries and museums build the civic strength of their communities and providing opportunities for public engagement.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen civic/community engagement (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
National Initiative: National Medal for Museum and Library Services
The National Medal honors outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Selected institutions demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach.
Each year, select museums and libraries receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for these institutions. Beginning with the 2009 winners, personal stories demonstrating the ongoing impact of these award-winning institutions are being documented through a cooperative agreement between IMLS and StoryCorps.
Civic/community engagement content on the IMLS Web site:
May 18, 2015 03:18 PM
The First Lady presented the awards to the museum and library directors and to community members from each institution, who shared how the library or museum has impacted their lives.
May 15, 2015 03:26 PM
The meeting starts and 9:00 PDT. We welcome your participation via #IMLSfocus and the e-mail address, email@example.com.
May 12, 2015 04:06 PM
The Capitol Hill Maker Faire kicks off a city-wide celebration of Making.
April 30, 2015 09:41 AM
President Obama announced two new efforts to strengthen student learning by improving access to digital content and to public libraries.
April 21, 2015 10:27 AM
IMLS congratulates the 2015 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.