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Education Support

Museums and libraries support formal education from early elementary through the highest levels of research and scholarship.

National Student Poets Program logoPartnership:
National Student Poets Program
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and IMLS are partnering with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers on the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for youth poets whose original work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise.

Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen education support (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Education support content on the IMLS Web site:
Hildreth, Smith, and Semmel at the launch of the early learning report.
Blog Post: Museums, Libraries Play an Important Role in Early Learning

June 25, 2013 12:14 PM
A new report from IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading shows how libraries and museums prepare young children for success. Read More

Blog: Celebrating Museums and Libraries Champions of Change

June 20, 2013 03:10 PM
IMLS Director Susan Hildreth reflects on the Museum and Library Champions of Change. On June 11, the White House honored twelve museum and library professionals who are strengthening educational, civic and cultural life in American communities. Read More

Eating summer lunch at the Elmhurst Branch of the Oakland Public Library.
Blog: Pilot Project Serves Free Summer Lunch to Kids in Libraries

June 17, 2013 09:53 AM
In conjunction with summer reading programs, the “Summer Lunch at the Library” program will serve free healthy lunches in public libraries throughout California to keep kids’ bellies and minds nourished. Read More

Luisa Banchoff
Blog Post: A Thing of Beauty by Luisa Banchoff

May 8, 2013 08:10 AM
IMLS salutes the country’s first National Student Poets. Today’s featured poet is Luisa Banchoff of Arlington, Va. Read More

Lylla Younes
Blog Post: Lessons In Fifths By Lylla Younes

May 1, 2013 02:11 PM
IMLS salutes the country’s first National Student Poets. Today’s featured poet is Lylla Younes from Alexandria, La. Read More