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The First Thanksgiving: How Plimoth Patuxet Museums and the Wampanoag People Tell Their Stories Together

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month, this IMLS project at Plimoth Patuxet Museums highlights "how intertwined the Wampanoag and colonial cultures were and how it is impossible to tell the story of one culture without including the other."
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Take a Leaf Out of Colorado's Book: How to Encourage Early Literacy

Read how the Colorado State Library has encouraged young children and their families to read in a variety of successful ways.
Helaina Blume, Director of Exhibitions, Paleontological Research Institution

Daring to Dig: New Exhibit Highlights Courageous Women in Paleontology

The Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, New York, tells the inspiring stories of accomplished historical and contemporary women who were pioneers in the field of paleontology.
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A Pipeline to Poetry: Youth Connect Communities Through National Student Poets Program

As we celebrate poetry this April, the youth ambassadors of the National Student Poets Program are hard at work collaborating with libraries and museums across the country to share the positive impact that poetry has on communities.
A Museum Educator explores the museum using a tablet to communicate with students in real time for a remote learning session.

Diverse Audiences, Diverse Needs: Virtual Program Provides Education for All

The Intrepid Museum, whose maritime collection on the Hudson River includes the aircraft carrier Intrepid, is boosting its virtual science, engineering, and history educational resources for around 12,000 local residents thanks to an IMLS CARES Act grant.
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Remembering Emmett Till: From Chicago to Mississippi, Connecting Visitors with Location-Based History

To call attention to the racial injustice that Till’s death represents, the Mississippi-based Emmett Till Memorial Project created a smartphone app to guide visitors through virtual or on-site tours of 22 sites related to his murder.
People sitting at a conference table inside Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh building.

From Coding to Watercolor Painting, a Volunteer-Led Library Program is Putting Learning in the Hands of the Community

A National Leadership Grant for Libraries to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is empowering community members to learn together.
Library Patrons attend a Critical Path Center open house to learn about the digital literacy training courses available at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia FIGHT)

Never Too Late to Learn: Philadelphia Program Delivers Digital Literacy Among Adult Learners

How do you use a computer or write an email? An IMLS grant is teaching community members the valuable digital skills they need in today’s world.
Visitors use the interactive map at the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s exhibit “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land”. (Photo courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Filling In the Map: Presenting and Preserving Native Alaskan History

“Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land,” a Native American Museum Services Grant to the Sealaska Heritage Institute, brings interactive stories of the past into the present.
Social work interns Simone Moonsamy and Lydia Hawkins.

Transforming a Library, Changing Lives: Empowering At-Risk Youth to Become Leaders

Here’s how mentorship and after-school clubs are lifting up young people in Georgia.