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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Swears In Five Presidential Appointees to the National Museum and Library Services Board

May 09, 2013

Althemese Pemberton Barnes, Vishakha Desai, Tammie Kahn, George Kerscher, and Jacquelyn K. Sundstrand were appointed by President Barack Obama. Read More

 
National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Be Awarded Today at White House
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May 08, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama presents the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. White House celebration recognizes exceptional contributions of 10 museums and libraries. Read More

 
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
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Apr 23, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The these museums and libraries are helping to build stronger communities. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Transforming Communities through Child-Centered Learning
Cheryl McCallum headshot

Jul 05, 2013

Cheryl McCallum is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Children’s Museum of Houston she works to transform communities through innovative child-centered learning in one of the most dynamic and diverse large cities in the nation. Read More

 
Blog Post: Libraries, USCIS Join Forces to Serve the Immigrant Community
Library and USCIS leaders signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

Jul 03, 2013

IMLS partners with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide public libraries with immigration and citizenship resources and training. Read More

 
Blog Post: At Rockwood Library, Nourishing a Summer Reading List
Kids gather at Rockwood branch library in outer Soiutheast Portland. Jamie Francis/The Oregonian

Jul 03, 2013

With the help of Volunteers of America and Catering for a Cause, the Rockwood branch of the Multnomah County Library will offer hot lunches as part of the federal summer food program, the first library in the area to participate. 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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