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Tips for completing native american basic grant application form
February 11, 2019
We’ve put together a new list of tips to help you submit a successful application package this year — here’s what you need to know.Read more
A Museum of the Rockies docent leads students on a field trip
February 1, 2019
Using a Museums for America grant, the Museum of the Rockies in Montana completely overhauled their field trip program to meet the state’s unique needs.Read more
library patrons play ukeleles
January 14, 2019
Here are just a few interesting—and perhaps unconventional—public library collections funded through the IMLS Grants to States program that might help you check a resolution or two off your list.Read more
visualization of grant data
December 6, 2018
Editor’s Note: Over the past several years, IMLS has funded a significant number of digital library grant projects through the National Digital Platform (NDP) funding framework. Between 2014 and 2017, the agency invested more than 33 million dollars in 111 grants through National Leadership Grants...Read more
young library patron reads a braille book
October 29, 2018
Here are six key things every librarian should know about the talking book program. In recent years, the service has developed a mobile app, streamlined its process for enrolling in its online database, and grown available titles at an increasing rate.Read more
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

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