• August 6, 2020
    IMLS Invests $5.8 Million in Museum National Leadership Projects Federal Grants Strengthen Museum Services for Communities Across the Nation Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the selection of 12 projects from a pool of 60 applicants for the highly competitive National Leadership Grants for Museums program.
  • August 5, 2020
    2020 Class of National Student Poets Announced Five Teens Selected for the Country’s Most Prestigious Youth Poetry Honor
  • July 31, 2020
    IMLS Releases New Data on American Public Libraries Annual Survey Data from 9,000 Library Systems Now Available
  • July 23, 2020
    IMLS Announces $18.2 Million Investment in U.S. Library Initiatives Federal Awards to Fund Lifelong Learning, Digital Inclusion, Collections Access, Library Training Programs
  • July 16, 2020
    People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times in One Year Survey Shows Libraries Offered More Public Programs, E-books Washington, DC—The Public Libraries Survey report, released today by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, provides a snapshot of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources in FY 2017.
  • July 2, 2020
    IMLS Opens Library Grants for National Leadership, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Programs Application Deadline is October 2, 2020 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2021 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21). 
  • June 25, 2020
    Mellon Foundation Invests $1.5 Million in Federal COVID-19 Research Project to Support Libraries, Museums Reopening Public-Private Partnership Generates Significant Support for IMLS Materials Study with OCLC, Battelle Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the receipt of a $1,500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support materials research for collections care and the reopening of libraries and museums during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • June 22, 2020
    Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three Days Findings are Part of REALM Project to Produce Science-Based Information to Help Mitigate Exposure to Virus
  • June 10, 2020
    IMLS Invests $719K in Small and Rural Libraries New Projects to Advance Digital Inclusion, Community Memory, School Library Practice
  • June 4, 2020
    IMLS Awards $2.7 Million in Support of African American History and Culture Federal Investments in Museums, HBCUs, Cultural Heritage Organizations Generate Additional $2.6 Million Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 22 grants to museums totaling $2,731,000 through the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) program, generating an additional $2,584,312 in matching funds. Fifty-eight organizations requested grants totaling $8,226,629.