Book clubs are timeless traditions that unite individuals through reading. One Maryland One Book explores what happens in communities when everyone reads one book at the same time.
Book Clubs and Author Tours Unite Marylanders
Hurricane Recovery Resources for Museums and Libraries
Libraries, museums, and affiliated organizations care for collections that connect us to history, art, science, our communities, and more. Find help for institutions sustaining damaging effects of natural disasters or other emergencies...
Public Libraries Offered 4.5 Million Programs Across U.S.
Announcing the newest data and survey report from the annual IMLS census of America’s public libraries which examine key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources.
Outstanding Institutions Honored with Nation’s Highest Award
IMLS awarded the National Medal to ten museums and libraries at a July 17 ceremony in Washington D.C.
Search Awarded Grants
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
IMLS Extends Deadline on Grant Applications for Libraries Affected by Hurricane Harvey
All of us at IMLS know how vital libraries and museums can be for members of their communities during natural disasters. The full extent of the damage is yet to be determined, but we extend our thoughts and wishes for the safety of the staff, organizations, and all those affected.
IMLS is extending deadlines for two library grant programs from September 1 to September 22 to provide an additional three weeks for institutions in areas affected by now Tropical Storm Harvey. Read more
IMLS in Your State
See the impact of IMLS in your state through grants, events, features, and research making a difference where you live.
Grants to States
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.
Outstanding Libraries and Museums Honored with Nation’s Highest Award
IMLS awarded the National Medal to ten museums and libraries at a July 17 ceremony in Washington.
The IMLS Data Catalog
Our new Data Catalog puts IMLS data—comprising agency data such as grants administration and data about museums, libraries, and related organizations at the fingertips of researchers, developers, and interested members of the public who want to dig deeper.