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National Student Poets Celebrate Poetry Month Across the United States

Apr 12, 2013

The five teenage National Student Poets serve as literary ambassadors for poetry. They are helping to celebrate National Poetry Month by spreading the word about their craft at workshops and events around the country. Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: FY 13 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Apr 11, 2013

The professional Development and education grants will help underserved communities, increase diversity among librarian recruits, and train in emerging fields of cloud computing and cybersecurity. Read More

 
President’s Budget Request Includes $225,812,538 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Apr 10, 2013

The budget highlights library and museum roles in 21st century skills with a special emphasis on STEM and on early childhood learning. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: We Could All Use a Level Up
Matther Winner

Jun 26, 2013

Matthew Winner is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Winner uses the power of video games to help students make meaningful connections with what they're learning. Read More

 
Blog Post: Museums, Libraries Play an Important Role in Early Learning
Hildreth, Smith, and Semmel at the launch of the early learning report.

Jun 25, 2013

A new report from IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading shows how libraries and museums prepare young children for success. Read More

 
Blog Post: Summertime in the Garden
Chefs in the garden

Jun 24, 2013

School’s out and summer is here! Have you visited your local garden? The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, Colo., have summer camps that teach kids how to eat healthy. 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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