Bryant's Grocery Archival Photo

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.
Photo courtesy of Yuma County Library District

From Book Delivery to Virtual Scavenger Hunts: How Arizona is Helping Libraries and Communities Stay Connected

Libraries are discovering new, creative approaches to reach their communities during this time of social distancing.
The Old Manse Downstairs Parlor Exhibit

Conservation in Concord: Bringing Alive a Gathering Place of 19th-Century Literary Legends

The Old Manse, famed gathering place for Emerson and Thoreau, cataloged and conserved its treasured book and art collection thanks to an IMLS grant.
Colusa Indian Community

How the Colusa Indian Community is Bringing Youth Together Across the Digital Divide

In a time of social distancing, a tribal library felt the loss of social connection among their youth—so they’ve found new ways to connect.
StoryWalk Ponca City

Tai Chi, Tango, and Transformation: How Oklahoma Libraries are Inspiring Healthy Communities

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is encouraging patrons to move more, eat better, and address their mental health—and it’s never been more critical.
Code Club Kids

Coding at Every Library: Empowering Kids in Rural Communities Across the Country

The North Dakota State Library's National Leadership Grant is expanding kids' coding clubs in 100 rural communities across America.