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IMLS to Award $154.8 Million to States to Improve Library Services

Jan 21, 2015

The annual grants to State Library Administrative Agencies represent the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Read More

 
Marx Will Serve as IMLS Acting Director upon Hildreth’s Departure
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Jan 20, 2015

Maura Marx, deputy director for library services, assumes the leadership role until a new director is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2015 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants

Jan 09, 2015

IMLS will accept Enhancement grant applications through March 2, 2015. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: ConnectED: Open Books and Open Doors
President Barack Obama answers questions from students during the Discovery Education webinar

May 01, 2015

Yesterday, the President traveled to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., to announce new partnerships to expand access to free e-books for America’s students and to ensure every student has easy access to their local library and the wealth of knowledge and resources it can provide.​ Read More

 
Blog Post: Science from the Start Kicks Off at the Sciencenter
Teachers working in a group.

May 01, 2015

Science from the Start workshops help adults engage their children ages 3-5 years in activities that promote science and STEM learning. Read More

 
Blog Post: Empowering Children through Poetry and Publishing
Teacher Sally Prickett poses with Kwame and one of her students.

Apr 30, 2015

The Calhoun County Library worked with Newberry Award-winning author Kwame Alexander to provide students from local schools the chance to write and publish their own poetry. Read More

 
 



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Opening the World of Museums and Libraries to Visually Impaired Visitors

As IMLS commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), museums and libraries, such as the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continue to expand accessibility of their services and resources to those with visual impairments and other disabilities. Read more..

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