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First Lady Michelle Obama Presents National Medal to Exceptional Museums and Libraries at White House Ceremony
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May 18, 2015

The First Lady presented the awards to the museum and library directors and to community members from each institution, who shared how the library or museum has impacted their lives. Read More

 
Third Library Stakeholder Meeting Set for June 2 at Los Angeles Public Library

May 15, 2015

The meeting starts and 9:00 PDT. We welcome your participation via #IMLSfocus and the e-mail address, focus@imls.gov. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts the First Capitol Hill Maker Faire June 11
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May 12, 2015

The Capitol Hill Maker Faire kicks off a city-wide celebration of Making. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: New Report Examines Impacts of C2C Statewide Planning Grants

Jul 23, 2015

The report looks at the IMLS Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants to assess their impact and identify ways to move forward in caring for our nation’s treasures. Read More

 
Blog Post: Taking the National Digital Platform for Libraries to the Next Level
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Jul 23, 2015

A new report, prepared by OCLC Research, highlights key themes and issues raised at the IMLS Focus: The National Digital Platform convening. Read More

 
Blog Post: Putting Seniors at the Center
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Jul 22, 2015

Museums and libraries have a role to play in promoting healthy aging, independent living, and community involvement for seniors. 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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