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Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2010

The Public Libraries in the United States Survey report analyzes data supplied annually by over 98% of public libraries across the country. This year’s report features nine performance indicators and examines differences in library service at the locality levels (city, suburb, town, rural and national).​ Read More

Early Learning Task Force Meeting Notes

On December 5, 2012, IMLS and the Campaign for Grade Level Reading convened the initial meeting of the Early Learning Task Force, which includes more than a dozen senior executives from museums and public library systems, federal health and human service agency representatives, policy advocacy groups, and IMLS and Campaign leadership. Download Document

2012 Performance and Accountability Report
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This report provides an overview of IMLS’s strategic goals, a description of our model of evidence-based program design, a description of how each of our grant programs contributed to our approach, and an in-depth description of five strategic priorities for fiscal year 2012. Download Document