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More than $14.6 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to U.S. Libraries

Sep 26, 2013

IMLS announced grants for 63 library projects across the nation through three grant programs, Native American Library Services Enhancement program, the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, and the National Leadership Grants for Libraries . Read More

 
Use of Small and Rural Libraries Grows in the Digital Age
Research Brief 5

Sep 25, 2013

More than 77 percent of all public libraries in the United States are small. New IMLS data provide the first federal look at small and rural libraries. Read More

 
Second Annual Class of National Student Poets Appointed to Serve One Year as Literary Ambassadors
2013 NSPP FLOTUS

Sep 24, 2013

Class of five high school writers selected by White House Committee for the National Students Poets Program, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: What’s so Rural ‘bout Rural Libraries, Anyway?
Map showing rural, town, suburban and city locales in the United States. FY 2012

Nov 27, 2013

IMLS Statistician Justin Grimes explores what it means to live in a rural area and the impact that public libraries can play make in rural communities. Read More

 
Blog Post: Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum
WWII Survivor being interviewed.

Nov 26, 2013

With help from an IMLS grant, the National WWII Museum was able to provide better access to their oral history collection online for researchers and students of all ages. Read More

 
Blog Post: IMLS and Partners Present Financial Education and Citizenship Webinars


IMLS is partnering with CFPB and USCIS to create new resources and tools for public libraries. Two webinars will be presented in December. Read More

 
 



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Supporting Trainers to Bridge the Digital Divide

The Public Library Association partnered with the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies to develop an online collection of digital literacy resources accessible to libraries, patrons, and other community-based organizations. Read more..

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