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.

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.