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Government Doubles Official Estimate: There Are 35,000 Active Museums in the U.S.
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May 19, 2014

The data file is available free of charge for use, reuse and distribution. Read More

 
ACM, IMLS Announce Children’s Museum Access Program for Low-Income Families
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May 15, 2014

The Museums for All initiative aims to make the high-quality learning experiences of children’s museums more accessible to low-income families. Read More

 
First Lady Michelle Obama Presents National Medal for Museum and Library Service at White House Event
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May 08, 2014

Michelle Obama presented medals to each winner and praised the community service and educational roles of museums and libraries. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: National STEM Video Game Challenge Winners Honored

May 05, 2014

The STEM Video Game Challenge demonstrates the power of video games to inspire learning and to foster a variety of skills ranging from critical thinking to collaboration, problem solving, and systems thinking. IMLS congratulates the 2013 winners. Read More

 
Blog Post: Public Record from IMLS Hearing on Libraries and Broadband Released
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May 05, 2014

The record of our April 17 hearing on Libraries and Broadband is now available on the IMLS web site; you can read the transcript, see the video, and read public comments. Read More

 
Blog Post: Interview: Hawaii State Public Library System

May 02, 2014

Hawaii’s State Librarian Richard Burns talks about how LSTA funds are supporting better internet access across the islands, providing public access to high-quality information resources, and supporting collections management. Read More

 
 



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Ten Libraries and Museums Honored at the White House

On Monday, May 18, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Acting Director Maura Marx to present the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Ten institutions from across the country attended the White House Ceremony to be recognized for outstanding service to their communities. Read more..

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