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Research Brief No. 6: First Grade Student Library Card Ownership Linked to Library Visitation
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A library card provides greater independence and access to literacy and information, while signifying increased responsibility and self-efficacy. Are there differences between children who do or do not have a library card? This brief focuses on children’s library card ownership in the first grade. Download Document

FY 2016 Guide to Museum Funding Programs and Opportunities
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This four-page overview of IMLS museum funding programs provides succinct information on the Office of Museum Services' FY 2016 grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and partnerships of interest to the museum community. Download Document

2014 Annual Report
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services FY 2014 annual report presents agency activity highlights from October 2013 - September 2014. Download Document