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USCIS-IMLS Present Webinar for Public Librarians on Human Trafficking Prevention

Feb 06, 2015

Learn about the government’s Blue Campaign and steps you can take to raise awareness and combat this terrible crime. Read More

 
STEM-Rich Afterschool Making Project of IMLS and Exploratorium is Part of Interagency Learning Collaboration for Underserved Students
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Feb 03, 2015

The project will use STEM-focused content, instructional strategies, and training approaches developed by science museums to help 21st Century Community Learning Centers offer making activities. Read More

 
President’s FY 2016 Budget Request Includes $237,427,957 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Feb 02, 2015

With the requested FY 2016 funds, IMLS will provide leadership for the nation’s libraries and museums through grant making, policy development, and research. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Spreading the Word: Library Learning Labs Go Abroad
Teens in Barcelona work on a stop-motion animation project

Jun 17, 2015

The Digital Librarian for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh traveled to Spain to share the 21st century skills that The Labs offer to teens. Read More

 
Blog Post: You Can Make it Here...and Here's How
People working in The Bubbler makerspace

Jun 16, 2015

Madison Public Library is tapping into their community of artists and makers to design programming for their makerspace, The Bubbler. Read More

 
Blog Post: Exposing Kid Makers to a Little Spark
Kids and teachers working on ribbon cutting

Jun 15, 2015

The Chevron Maker Annex at the Children’s Museum of Houston is a unique space that caters to the innovator child. Read More

 
 



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Hands-on, Play-Based Learning at the Marbles Kids Museum Helps Kids and Parents Get Ready for School

Marbles Kids Museum developed and implemented a school readiness project, “Ready, Set, School.” Through hands-on play in a new “Ready, Set, School” classroom exhibit and participation in play-based, school-like programming and events, the project increases school readiness among children ages 2-5, their families, and community organizations that support them. Read more..

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