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boy in orange t-shirt explores shelves of bookmobile
October 4, 2018
Every five years, all U.S. states and territories create plans for how they will use Institute of Museum and Library Services’ library grant funding. IMLS’s recent analysis of the 56 plans revealed that most state libraries are focused on providing their communities with access to information, reaching underserved populations, and growing partnerships with other government agencies.Read more
Animals at the San Diego Zoo
September 13, 2018
There's growing evidence that having a connection with animals helps people be healthier.Read more
Emergency checklist
September 11, 2018
For those in the path of Hurricane Florence, it’s important to prepare for sustained winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding.Read more
Museum visitors viewing primate collection
August 30, 2018
“Inspired” by feedback from new funding opportunity specifically for small museums, we share more about our newest grant initiative.Read more
August 2, 2018
Do you ever wonder, “How do I create a proposal that transforms a good idea into a full-blown IMLS-funded collections care project?” Peer reviewers share some insights.Read more
New York Public Library
June 28, 2018
For New York State Library's bicentennial, here’s a look at how NYSL and public libraries began, and how the state is looking to the future with IMLS grants.Read more
Buscuits
June 8, 2018
To help practitioners think about scaling up a project, IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew talks food and entrepreneurship.Read more
Woman and child painting window
May 30, 2018
IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew reflects on museums as trusted sources and how they create mutual value with their communities.Read more
Pablo Picasso, 1942, Tête de taureau (Bull's Head), bicycle seat and handlebars
March 26, 2018
The Community Catalyst Initiative of IMLS asks libraries, museums, and their non-profit collaborators to spark change in their communities.Read more
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February 23, 2018
The newly released Five-Year Evaluations of the State Library Administrative Agencies assess IMLS-funded activities from 2013–2017. A preliminary analysis of the evaluations provides IMLS a story about the agency's largest program.Read more

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