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Grant Awards Announcement: IMLS Provides $240,000 in Grants for the Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States and U.S. Virgin Islands

Jul 30, 2015

IMLS announced grants that will help expand digital services and connectivity, digital literacy, professional development, and support summer reading, bookmobiles, collections, and more. Read More

 
Call for Nominations: 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Jul 22, 2015

Know a museum or library that is making a significant difference in your community with exceptional programs and services? Nominate them for a National Medal. Read More

 
USCIS and IMLS Host Webinar for Public Libraries on August 11

Jul 20, 2015

We invite you participate in the latest webinar in the joint agency series. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Reach Out and Read has a Prescription for Success
Boy holding a book sits on the lap of his mother.

Jul 30, 2015

Reach Out and Read has launched the Prescription for Success Toolkit, aimed at helping families benefit from museum and library services that foster literacy development in young children. Read More

 
Blog Post: Convening Communities for Good: On the Frontier of 3D Printing for Accessible Education
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Jul 27, 2015

With the help of an IMLS Grant, Benetech convened a national forum to discuss how 3D printing technology and services can be used for accessible education materials. Read More

 
Blog Post: New Report Examines Impacts of C2C Statewide Planning Grants

Jul 23, 2015

The report looks at the IMLS Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants to assess their impact and identify ways to move forward in caring for our nation’s treasures. Read More

 
 



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Opening the World of Museums and Libraries to Visually Impaired Visitors

As IMLS commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), museums and libraries, such as the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continue to expand accessibility of their services and resources to those with visual impairments and other disabilities. Read more..

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