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Students visit the Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery at the South Carolina Aquarium.
June 12, 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service winners!Read more
kids participate in camp millionaire
April 23, 2019
In April, tax season comes to a close, and many people are left wondering how they can better handle their finances in the year to come. More public libraries are offering help. One example great is Bellingham Public Library in Massachusetts, which ran a year-long series of workshops to help community members learn financial basics.Read more
Photo credit: Swinomish Tribe
April 17, 2019
Thanks to an IMLS grant, the Swinomish Tribe in Washington was able to expand library services to its littlest reading enthusiasts.Read more
The Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia program offers digital learning opportunities for teens in a space just for them. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Public Library.
February 28, 2019
For Black History Month, IMLS honors the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans throughout our nation’s history by taking a look at the essential role of libraries.Read more
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