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Public libraries, especially in the English-speaking world, have a history that goes back centuries, especially in the UK. Public libraries have been a part of American culture and education for more than two centuries. Today, the best state for these essential institutions is Vermont. The expansion of public libraries in the United States owes its …

Visitors with SNAP benefits can receive discounted museum admission by presenting an EBT card. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is now offering discounted admission to eligible visitors to make the museum more accessible. Under the Museums for All program, people receiving Food Assistance Benefits (SNAP) can visit the museum for …

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that its Libraries Transforming Communities Project will provide more than $7 million in grants to small, rural libraries to increase the accessibility of facilities, services and programs to better serve people with disabilities. “Libraries Transform Communities: Small, Rural, Accessible Communities represent an important next step in …

Public libraries, especially in the English-speaking world, have a history that goes back centuries, especially in the UK. Public libraries have been a part of American culture and education for more than two centuries. The expansion of public libraries in the United States owes its growth to one man: Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate. He …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Staff at 88 Alabama public libraries will launch the Reimagining School Readiness train-the-trainer program led by the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), beginning March 1. The program reinforces early learning through discovery for children from birth to 8 years old and their families. Developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum with …

Rappahannock Central Regional Library has partnered with the Library of Virginia to launch the Virginia Deaf Culture Digital Library, or VA DCDL at deaflibva.org. This resource is the result of a two-year collaboration between CRRL Access Services Librarian Babak Zarin and the Library of Virginia. Zarin had been contacted in 2019 by ReBecca Bennett, who …

New electronic lockers are now available outside several King County libraries, allowing patrons to pick up library reservations after hours. King County Library System (KCLS) Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum, Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg and Washington State Librarian Sara Jones met at the Tukwila Library on February 11 for a ceremony inauguration of the library’s new …

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SOLOMON, MD – January 20, 2022 -Today Calvert Marine Museum announces that it has joined Museums for everyone, an exclusive access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people from all walks of life to visit museums regularly and develop habits of …

HIGHWOOD, IL – Highwood and Highland Park Public Libraries are among more than 200 libraries across Illinois to receive funding to focus on direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic by making service changes, expanding new labor resources and reorganizing their spaces. Illinois Secretary of State and Librarian of State Jesse White announced the grants Thursday. …

Job : January 13, 2022 / 11:38 a.m. CST / Update: January 13, 2022 / 11:54 a.m. CST ILLINOIS (WCIA) – Illinois Secretary of State and Librarian of State Jesse White has awarded nearly $6 million to libraries focused on direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying services, transforming spaces and developing resources for …

Where does the funding for public libraries come from? Many voters are confused. According to the Institute for Museum and Libraries Services, data shows that 86% of public library funding comes from local sources. Yet 59% of voters believe that most library funding comes from non-local sources such as state and federal funds. The construction, …

Concord, Pembroke and Statewide Libraries, 42 in total, will receive additional funding from the federal government for the outside the box thinking approaches submitted in their grant applications. New Hampshire State Library Director Michael York received more than $ 2 million in federal funds, to be distributed as he saw fit. One grant, from the …

The NH State Library has announced that 42 New Hampshire public libraries will receive funding through a Grants to States program from the Institute for Museum and Library Services which is part of the American Rescue Act 2021 plan and which is facilitated by the state. Library. In accordance with the NH State Library’s 2017-2022 …

COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ) The Daniel Boone Regional Library is closing the Ashland, Columbia, Fulton and Holts Summit Libraries to install new checkout technology during the first two weeks of January. Each library will be closed while its collection is converted to the new system. During the closures, curbside pickup, online chat, outreach services and the …

Three branches of the Monterey County Free Libraries have a new device, a video magnifier to help elderly and visually impaired clients. Video magnifiers can help people read not only books and library materials, but also documents such as bank statements. Video magnifiers “can work with anything, including three-dimensional objects,” says MCFL director Hillary Theyer. …

By Michael Norton, Ph.D., Chief Policy Analyst at Reinvestment Fund Public libraries and museums are deeply rooted in their communities in ways that enrich the well-being of local residents. Through their core services, programs and partnerships with other organizations, they catalyze broader support networks that meet a wide range of needs for individuals, organizations and …

Go to the beginning of the article Advocacy Alert – November 19, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act now: Ask Congress to Endorse Historic WHO Increase Signed in law: Law on investment in infrastructure and employment Vaccination / testing requirements: OSHA ETS for employers with 100 or more suspended Participate wherever you are: Join …

The university library’s partnership with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance recently received a $ 100,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to establish the “Stronger Together, Leading Through Community” program. The initiative will prepare a cohort of librarians to implement community leadership in their work, according to a press …

SANDOWN —Sandown Public Library will be hosting many events in our new pavilion, located at the back of the library. Some events can be virtual. Reading groups will meet at the Library. Please check our calendar at www.sandownlibrary.us to confirm locations and times. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 9:30 am – 10:00 am: Mother Goose on the …

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Public Library is one of 12 public libraries selected to participate in the New Jersey Library Association’s Access Navigators program. The libraries were selected following a rigorous application process and cover nine counties around New Jersey. The Access Navigators program will provide a cohort of qualified trainers (Navigators) to participating libraries. …

Edwards Photo file An exciting new change is coming to Sampson-Clinton Public Libraries with plans to expand resources on the in-person and digital fronts. During her short period as the new library director, Kelsey Edwards constantly worked on the growth of libraries. According to her, one major change the community can expect is the library …

Posted: 10/07/2021 21:17:26 PM Belmont Library is now the proud steward of two small free libraries. Additionally, in Weare, John Stark High School now has a small free library thanks to Nathan Marquis, who built and donated the small library to the school as part of his Capstone project last year. Little Free Library is …

For its second installment in the Fall 2021 Puppet Forum series, and in conjunction with the Puppetry’s Racial Reckoning exhibit, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host “Exhibiting Racism in Museums” with Professor William F. Condee and the Schroeder Cherry Museum puppeteer and educator on Thursday, October 14 …

The $ 188,000 grant will help develop study programs to give undergraduates hands-on experiences in film archiving and preservation. The Rare and Signature Collections of University Libraries and the Department of Film Studies and the Moving Image Arts at the University of Colorado at Boulder won a grant of $ 187,585 from the Institute of …

Go to the beginning of the article Museums are consistently ranked among the most trusted institutions in the United States. Research commissioned by the AAM in 2001 found that nearly 9 in 10 Americans find museums trustworthy, and no other institution has rated a similar level of trust. Subsequent research, including reports published by the …

Source: MGN Jackson, miss – The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) and CSpire completed the upgrade to high-speed Internet for all Mississippi public libraries under contract 5000. The change offers all public libraries in the state higher internet speeds at lower prices. The minimum speed in all public libraries is now 100 Mbps The upgrade was …

The SIUE university museum carries out an inventory control. The SIUE University Museum is a virtual ‘hidden treasure’ of cultural capital that can be deployed to support the University’s values ​​of creation, preservation and knowledge sharing in conjunction with its mission of cultural inclusion and diversity . “ EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois (PRWEB) September 27, 2021 The …