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

January 21, 2015 03:17 PM
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

 
Grant Awards Announcement: IMLS Provides $241,500 in Grants for the Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States

August 6, 2014 08:44 AM
IMLS announced grants that will help expand digital services and connectivity, digital literacy, professional development, and support summer reading, bookmobiles, collections, and more. Read More

 
Blog Post: The Impact of Summer Reading

May 14, 2015 08:30 AM
The Library of Virginia is studying how children and teens use reading programs. A May 19 webinar will explore some of the findings. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Empowering Children through Poetry and Publishing

April 30, 2015 03:02 PM
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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Blog Post: Wrapping Up a Year of State Library Interviews

December 17, 2014 09:56 AM
The 2014 state library blog series painted a picture of Grants to States funding, which has served as the backbone of federal support for libraries in America for more than 50 years. Read More

 
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A Maker State, Powered By Libraries


The Makerstate Initiative is a project that aims to excite New Mexico communities about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and support libraries throughout the state in introducing maker technologies in a fun and accessible way. Read More

 
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Oklahoma Libraries as a Gateway to Citizenship


The Oklahoma Department of Libraries collaborated with library and community-based programs to support English language learning, civic engagement, and preparation for citizenship. Read More

 
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Rhode Island’s First Responders Receive Training to Limit Damage to Collections


The Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) spearheaded a model program to help first responders and collecting institutions prepare for and respond to disasters. Read More

 
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2015 Guide to Funding Programs and Opportunities


This four-page overview of IMLS funding programs provides succinct information on the agency's grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and priorities. Read More

 
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Catalyst for Change: LSTA Grants to States Program Activities and the Transformation of Library Services to the Public


This report underscores the value of the LSTA Grants to States program in helping libraries embrace technology, establish new service models, and engage the public. It provides a snapshot of the program, for the period from 2003 through 2006. Read More