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.
The 2018 Cohort of IRDL Scholars (Photo by Marie Kennedy)

All About Assessment: Creating a Research-Driven Community of Librarianship

The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, gathers together librarians from across the country for a transformative learning experience.
Seasonal food tours are highly popular among tourists. (Photo by Jay Chan)

How Museum Tours are Lifting Up Seattle's Historic Chinatown-International District

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience launched a two-year project that transformed its tour program to help empower the community, uplift local businesses, and preserve its rich history.

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.