• IMLS grants $10.4 Million to 42 Library Projects Nationwide
    IMLS Announces $10.4 Million for 42 Library Projects

    The grants were awarded through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

  • Hennepin County Library Cultural Liaison and volunteer ambassador
    How a Minnesota Library is Reaching Its Somali Residents

    With cultural ambassador and pop up events, Hennepin County Library connects with its diverse community.

  • 2018 National Medal Finalist
    IMLS Names Finalists for Nation's Highest Honor

    The 29 National Medal finalists showcase the excellence of America's libraries and museums.

  • Project Profile National Jazz Museum in Harlem - Fitzgerald Davis
    Digitized Collections Bring Music to the Masses

    The National Jazz Museum in Harlem digitized two of their cornerstone collections.

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The Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Using a population based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State Library Administrative Agencies every year.

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Hennepin County Library March 2018 IMLS Project Profile

How a Minnesota Library is Reaching Its Somali Residents

With cultural ambassador and pop up events, Hennepin County Library connects with its diverse community.

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The 2016 data from the Public Libraries Survey describe use, financial health, staffing, and resources of the nation's public libraries.
The grants were awarded through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
Museums participating in CAP will receive information to help them prioritize and build support for collections care for years to come.

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