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Grant Spotlights

Macaque eating leaves
Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo exhibit on Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, brings science and research to the forefront with interpretive programming.
Two Hennepin County Library volunteers
More Somalis live in Minnesota than in any other state. Here’s how the Hennepin County Library is connecting with its diverse community.
Digitized photo of Davis and Fitzgerald
Limited by small museum space, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem embarked on a one-year project to digitize two of their cornerstone collections and create two exhibition kiosks.
Library worker inspects a tower garden
Gwinnett County Public Library launched a gardening program with STEAM programming that changed the way its 15 branches engaged with their communities.
A family gets creative at museum workshop
When faced with an increasing senior population, the Columbia Museum of Art used a grant from IMLS to modify its culture and programming to make arts participation more inclusive for seniors.
Performers wearing traditional regalia for tribal dance
For 30 years, the Celebration event of Southeast Alaska encapsulated the pride of three tribal communities. Sealaska Heritage Institute digitized over 250 videotapes, ensuring that a record of these events would be accessible for future generations.
Pair of volunteer hands wearing gloves replicate water damage and salvaging techniques using paper and bowls
The Florida Association of Museums answered a call for help in improving collections policies and emergency plans of collecting institutions of many disciplines across Florida.
All American Boys authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
For 10 years, the Maryland State Library, Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, along with other nonprofit and corporate partners, have explored what happens in communities when everyone reads one book at the same time.
Kathryn Matthew, Director of IMLS
IMLS awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten museums and libraries at a July 17 ceremony at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C.
Children standing outdoors looking at nature
The Detroit Zoological Society knows the importance of training students for STEM-based careers. Their Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program engages Detroit’s underrepresented youth with hands-on workshops that encourage exploration of STEM-related career pathways.