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Early Learning

Available Now: Growing Young Minds
The Growing Young Minds report, from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon policymakers, practitioners, and parents to make full use of libraries and museums, and the skills and talents of those who work in them, to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a strong start in learning.

Read full report (PDF, 2.27MB)
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Read Executive Summary (PDF, 834.31 KB)
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Learn more about our partnership with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

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Partnership:
 Head Start, Child Care, and Public Libraries
This partnership between IMLS and the HHS Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care encourages collaboration between early childhood programs and public libraries to help meet the educational needs of young children and their families.

Let's Move logoNational Initiative: Let's Move! Museums & Gardens
This new national initiative will provide opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and promote physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs.

Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen early learning (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Awarded Grants

Institution Log Number Program Fiscal Year Award
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. LG-07-14-0158-14 National Leadership Grants for Libraries $207,075.00
The BUILD Initiative RE-00-14-0093-14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $314,884.00
Board of Trustees, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign RE-06-09-0094-09 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $364,925.00
Carroll County Public Schools RE-06-10-0097-10 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $578,818.00
University of Wisconsin System RE-06-13-0069-13 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $140,071.00
University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education RE-71-12-0016-12 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $499,006.00
Colorado Seminary RE-01-09-0009-09 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $917,891.00
McDaniel College RE-01-12-0027-12 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $239,649.00
Texas Woman's University RE-01-12-0028-12 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $469,999.00
University of Houston - Clear Lake RE-01-12-0035-12 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program $463,857.00