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IMLS Grants Spotlights
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlocking the Past: How Folger Shakespeare Library's Revival of a Lost Art Helps Us Understand Early Modern English
With an IMLS grant, paleography is helping unlock the past.
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.