Libraries and museums are unique in their capacity to engage learners of all ages and abilities.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen lifelong/intergenerational learning (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
IMLS-funded programs and services for older adults (PDF; 432KB)
Selected list of grantees through LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) and discretionary programs (National Leadership Grants for Libraries; Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program) that have provided services for aging populations. This list is organized by the American Library Association’s "Guidelines for Library and Information Services to Older Adults."
Lifelong/intergenerational learning content on the IMLS Web site:
July 1, 2015 09:30 AM
In Rhode Island, Learning Lounges in public libraries provide space and technology to help adult learners, especially immigrants who study English as a Second Language.
June 30, 2015 03:08 PM
Sergio Sanchez, with the help of the Los Angeles Public Library, achieved his dream of becoming a citizen of the United States.
June 23, 2015 03:19 PM
Emerald Tanner interviews her uncle, Juan Delgado, about his 32 years dressing up as Santa Claus for their family and for the whole Gallup, New Mexico community.
June 22, 2015 01:47 PM
The amazing world of “making” took hold of the nation’s capital this month, and IMLS played an important role organizing key festivities.
June 18, 2015 12:42 PM
The Tech Museum of Innovation strives to use technology to make their community a better place to live by getting patrons tinkering in their new makerspace and dancing in their Creative Collisions program.