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Call for Nominations: 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Museums and libraries that would like to be considered for the National Medal should complete the nomination form by October 15, 2013. Read More

 
IMLS @ ALA

Jun 26, 2013

Visit IMLS at Booth #539 at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. Read More

 
New Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in Preparing Young Children for Success
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Jun 20, 2013

Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked resources in our nation’s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years and keeping them learning through the summer months, according to a report issued today by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: The Nature of Childhood
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Jul 10, 2013

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. Read More

 
Blog Post: A Day of Sharing and Learning
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Jul 09, 2013

Grantees from the IMLS Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program gathered at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, to learn about each other’s projects, share their experiences, and meet one another in person. Read More

 
Blog Post: Running with Animals and Athletes
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Jul 08, 2013

Have you ever wanted to race a professional athlete or a T-Rex? At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Sports Run Exhibit, you can do just that! Read More

 
 



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Literacy and Tech for Toddlers at El Paso Community College Northwest Library

The Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library, based at the El Paso Community College Northwest campus, implemented an Interactive Technology and Literacy Program for area young children and their parents to foster a long term love of learning, a habit of library usage, and a college-going culture among community residents. Read more..

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