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Use of Small and Rural Libraries Grows in the Digital Age
Research Brief 5

Sep 25, 2013

More than 77 percent of all public libraries in the United States are small. New IMLS data provide the first federal look at small and rural libraries. Read More

 
Second Annual Class of National Student Poets Appointed to Serve One Year as Literary Ambassadors
2013 NSPP FLOTUS

Sep 24, 2013

Class of five high school writers selected by White House Committee for the National Students Poets Program, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets. Read More

 
Learn How Museums and Gardens Can Collaborate with Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties
Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens logo

Sep 17, 2013

IMLS will host a free webinar to provide ideas and advice for museums and gardens that wish to collaborate with their local officials in the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! initiative. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Nominate an Afterschool Program for a Chance to Win $10,000
Children receiving a giant check from the MetLife Awards

Sep 26, 2013

The Afterschool Alliance in partnership with MetLife Foundation will award $10,000 to five afterschool programs that demonstrate excellence in serving middle school students. Nominate a museum or library program by October 14, 2013. Read More

 
Blog Post: Federal Student Aid Made Easy

Sep 24, 2013

Many libraries have become the go-to place in their communities for help with government forms. Here are ways librarians can help students with their FAFSA forms. Read More

 
Blog Post: In Brooklyn, Building and Strengthening Community Through Listening
Paper handouts from the Building Strong Communities Network.

Sep 23, 2013

The Heart of Brooklyn Building Strong Community Networks project team hosted a community listening event to discuss serving children and adults with developmental or learning disabilities. Read More

 
 



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Can Punch Cards and Photo Booths Build Visitor Loyalty?

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center’s Loyalty Lab project tested low-tech, low-cost techniques to deepen visitor engagement, help the museum build relationships, and encourage repeat visits. Read more..

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