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OverDrive to donate ebooks and audiobooks for simultaneous use library lending

In response to the unprecedented demand for digital books for your readers, OverDrive paid participating publishers and authors for rights to a growing collection of ebooks and audiobooks that will be provided for unlimited simultaneous use, at no cost for your library.

$15 Million in IMLS CARES Act Grants Now Available for Museum and Library Services

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced two new funding opportunities for museums, libraries, federally recognized tribes, and organizations that primarily serve Native Hawaiians. The combined $15 million federal investment will provide direct support to these institutions, equipping them to respond to community needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALA releases 2020 State of America's Libraries report

Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its 2020 State of America’s Libraries report, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 19 – 25, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries during the previous calendar year.

Connecting Kids to Books While Your Building is Closed

Many of our library buildings are closed to the public right now (including mine). So how can we connect kids to the great books we have in our digital collections?

IMLS Announces New Stimulus Funding for Communities Across America

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced measures to award the first $30 million of $50 million appropriated to the agency in the CARES Act.

Updated information from IMLS/CDC

Today I’m just passing along a couple of resources. First, from the CDC/IMLS webinar this morning, please visit this page https://www.imls.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates for information from IMLS. 

ALA Recommends Libraries Leave Wi-Fi Open During Closures

The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board released the following recommendation on March 23 to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic: