November 2012: IMLS Honors 10 Museums and Libraries for Outstanding Community Service
photo of the National Medal


IMLS has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Recipients must demonstrate innovative approaches to public service and community outreach. Read More

 
October 2012: Where to Learn English? A Museum Of Course
Students from the Borough of Manhattan Community College CLIP program at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan


Art museums can be excellent English literacy classrooms. An innovative program that partners university and community college ESL programs with New York City art museums is finding that works of art generate excellent discussions for students of English. Read More

 
September 2012: Your Friendly Neighborhood Library: An Inviting Space, a Family Place
two adults and three early learned plasy together


The Family Place model is helping several California public libraries rethink their children’s programming. They’re taking services for their youngest readers beyond storytime by providing interactive children’s spaces that foster child and family development. Read More