Contact Name
Mr. Mike Strom
Contact Title
State Library Address

Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
100 North Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4285
United States

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Grants to State Programs

The Grants to States Program

The Grants to States Program is the largest grant program run by IMLS; it provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) using a population-based formula set by the law. SLAAs determine goals and objectives for the funds in their statutorily required five-year plan (see below). For more information, see the Grants to States program overview.

    YearAllotment Value
    2019 $1,847,802.00
    2020 $1,967,970.00
    2021 $2,020,813.00
    2022 $1,996,617.00
    2023 $2,213,574.00
    5 Year Plan Text

    Each state creates a 5-year plan for its programs to strengthen the efficiency, reach, and effectiveness of library services. View all states' plans.

    5 year plan
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    nevada5yearplan.pdf 231.24 KB
    5 Year Evaluation Text

    At the end of a 5-year period, each state reports their results in achieving goals and objectives projected in their 5-Year Plan. View all states' evaluations.

    5 year evaluation
    Attachment Size
    nevada5yearevaluation.pdf 4.57 MB
    Mike Strom, Administrator, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

    “The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) division provides comprehensive government information services to state and local government and Nevada citizens through relevant, efficient library, archives and records management programs. The Grants to States program plays a key role in helping us to accomplish our goal of promoting literacy and lifelong learning opportunities to all Nevadans.”
    -- Mike Strom, Administrator, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

    Project Examples

    Nevada Jail Teen Spaces

    Teen Space at the Humboldt County Library
    The Humboldt County Library created a space for underserved teenagers within the library, where they could safely gather with their peers, participate in teen-centric programming, do homework, and access information. Grant funds helped outfit the space with needed materials, including a video game system, board games, art supplies, and new collections in print and electronic formats. The project also supported training for library staff on how best to serve teen patrons. Teenagers were given freedom and privacy within the safe library space to enjoy structured programming, free-range activities, and a collection of materials to meet their educational and recreational needs. 
    IMLS Funds: $33,452 


    Nevada Jail Library Services

    Jail Library Services
    The Washoe County Library System partnered with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) to enhance library services to incarcerated persons. They targeted library collections in the WSCO Detention Center, in the hopes of reducing the recidivism rate and creating a longer-term bridge to library services. Funds were used to purchase over 1,000 books with educational, vocational, legal, and recreational reading needs in mind. The project surveyed the incarcerated population to better understand their personal goals and then utilized the expertise of the library’s collection services staff to select materials. Library staff also trained a newly hired library aide at the Detention Center in basic principles for library collections.
    IMLS Funds: $10,000 


    Nevada Family Adventure poster

    Museum Family Adventure Pass
    This project continued a partnership between the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum designed to promote early learning activities among families with young children that are low-income, low-education, and have low English language proficiency. The project offered free admission to the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum through passes checked out at the library, as well as over 7,000 single use tickets delivered at library outreach events. The passes were distributed with information on various library services, including a library card application, thus encouraging families to explore the multitude of resources available at the library. Over 12,500 museum passes were redeemed during the project period, and for some families they also represented the first introduction to the library. 
    IMLS Funds: $55,000 

    Review recent Grants to States projects from this state library in the State Program Report database.

    Search the Awarded Grants Database for additional details about awards in this state or view the State Details Dashboard.

    Five-Year Plan Highlights

    Goal 1: Planning and Assessment - Strengthen Nevada libraries’ ability to identify and respond to community needs through planning and assessment.   

    • Projects include:  
      • Library data capture (software for Wi-Fi counting and surveying libraries)   
      • Planning and assessment resource collection  
      • Planning and assessment grants  

    Goal 2: Capacity, Training, and Sustainability - Build capacity of libraries to ensure robust and sustainable operations.  

    • Projects include:  
      • Continuing Education statewide resources  
      • Continuing Education grants  
      • Capacity and sustainability grants   

    Goal 3: Partnerships and Sharing - Encourage Nevada libraries to develop and use partnerships and collaboration with other libraries to maximize user access to resources and services throughout the state.   

    • Projects include:  
      • Interlibrary loan support    
      • Programs and projects resource collection (to aid libraries in implementing new programs)  
      • Network development (mentors for library staff)   
      • Partnerships and sharing grants   

    Goal 4: Services and Resources - Nevada libraries will provide mission-focused and accessible resources and environments.   

    • Projects include:  
      • Rural bookmobiles  
      • Databases   
      • Literacy statewide programs (early, adult, labor market, digital, and technological)   
      • Talking Books Services  
      • Services and resources grants   

    IMLS Data Collection

    State Library Administrative Agency Survey
    The State Library Administrative Agency Survey (SLAA) provides descriptive data about state library agencies for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. To interact with the latest data, please visit the SLAA Survey Comparison Tool

    Public Libraries Survey
    The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) provides national descriptive data on the status of public libraries in the United States and its territories. Explore state profiles representing more than 9,000 public library systems and over 17,000 public library outlets.