If These Streets Could Talk: Uniting Cops and Kids Through Poetry

The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library created a unique poetry project that brought policemen and kids together through creative writing and expression.
The Literacy Garden guides visitors on a quest for information.

Mushrooms, Museums, and Magic, Oh, My! Literacy Garden Teaches Mississippi Kids to Wonder

The Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Literacy Garden connect children with literacy and nature.
Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Cultivating Curiosity at Lincoln Park Zoo Using Interpretive Programming

Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo exhibit on Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, brings science and research to the forefront with interpretive programming.

Everyone is Welcome: How a Minnesota Library is Reaching Its Somali Residents

More Somalis live in Minnesota than in any other state. Here’s how the Hennepin County Library is connecting with its diverse community.
A photo of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Ella Fitzgerald from the Harlem's 'Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Collection,' one of two that were recently digitized. (National Jazz Museum)

How the National Jazz Museum in Harlem is Bringing Music to the Masses

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.
A local branch staff member waters the library’s Tower Garden, a self-sustaining, vertical, aeroponic system that has become an unlikely cornerstone of Gwinnett County Public Library’s STEM programming.

How Library Gardens are Growing Communities in Georgia

Gwinnett County Public Library launched a gardening program with STEAM programming that changed the way its 15 branches engaged with their communities.

Aging Creatively at the Columbia Museum of Art

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.
Tlingit, Lukaax̲ádi Clan Leader Nathan Jackson performs a traditional dance with fellow tribal members during Celebration 2016

Digitizing 30 Years of Alaskan Tribal Heritage

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.
Activities that replicate water damage and salvaging teach institutions how to anticipate and plan for water events, such as hurricanes, that may be damaging to collections.

Best Practices in Preparing for the Worst: Florida's Connecting to Collections

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.