Museums and libraries support formal education from early elementary through the highest levels of research and scholarship.
Partnership: 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:
April 21, 2014 03:59 PM
IMLS Senior Statistician Deanne W. Swan highlights findings that show the educational benefits of museum visits for kindergarten children.
March 19, 2014 03:56 PM
Director Hildreth asks: Are badges in your future?
March 7, 2014 03:41 PM
Senior Library Program Officer Mary Alice Ball recaps recent events that covered the impact of geo-mapping, crowdsourcing, and the E-rate.
March 5, 2014 02:09 PM
A recent workshop at the Science Center of Virginia brought together 60 librarians from across the state to learn about STEM resources, get ideas for successful programs, and partner with their museum colleagues.
February 25, 2014 03:35 PM
IMLS’s annual WebWise conference explored digital technologies in museums and libraries through workshops, talks, and demonstrations. WiseCamp sessions were chosen by participants who voted for topics of interest using the interactive platform IdeaScale.
February 20, 2014 09:58 AM
What started out as an IMLS-funded working group of aquarium professionals has fostered new collaborations and project proposals across the country.
February 6, 2014 04:20 PM
IMLS’s Mary Alice Ball provides an update on the 2014 National Digital Learning Day.
February 5, 2014 01:17 PM
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler emphasizes the role of libraries in his remarks at a National Digital Learning Day celebration at the Library of Congress
January 17, 2014 02:37 PM
Many libraries have become the go-to place in their communities for financial information. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid recently launched a new website called the Financial Aid Toolkit for librarians and anyone who help students with the financial aid process.
October 28, 2013 10:16 AM
Learn how you can receive NASA educational materials to display publicly in your museum or library.
September 27, 2013 12:36 PM
The US2020 City Competition capitalizes on the role of cities as centers for innovation by supporting efforts to build local STEM mentoring capacity for underserved youth. Museums and libraries are eligible to apply.
September 26, 2013 11:44 AM
Welcome 2013 National Student Poets
September 24, 2013 02:33 PM
Many libraries have become the go-to place in their communities for help with government forms. Here are ways librarians can help students with their FAFSA forms.
September 10, 2013 04:09 PM
Library Director Robert Karatsu and Community Member Christine DeVries talk about how the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library serves the many diverse members of its community.
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.
August 21, 2013 09:59 AM
Jennifer Manley was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Manley is part of the leadership team for the Queens Borough Public Library, one of the busiest in the nation where thousands of immigrants learn English, learn about citizenship, and become full participants in democratic society.
August 15, 2013 09:03 AM
Director Hildreth participated in the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, engaging with other library leaders to discuss new ways of thinking about the mission and role of public libraries in their communities.
July 15, 2013 11:55 AM
The Let’s Read! Let’s Move! initiative encourages Americans to get involved with preventing summer reading loss and childhood obesity by engaging youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as providing information about healthy, affordable food.
July 10, 2013 02:26 PM
David Becker was honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Becker is an educator and museum professional who serves as a leader for NatureStart, the Chicago Zoological Society’s groundbreaking and comprehensive early childhood initiative.
July 5, 2013 09:02 AM
Cheryl McCallum is being 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 Houston she works to transform communities through innovative child-centered learning in one of the most dynamic and diverse large cities in the nation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.