Category Archives: National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Caring about Kindergarten at the Long Island Children’s Museum

By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS You wouldn’t know it by the classrooms full of smiling kids, but at the Long Island Children’s Museum, in Garden City, N.Y., kindergarten is serious business. Community member Francisco Quijada was looking for a program to … Continue reading

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From Resumes to Robots

By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS For Willie Wright, Cumberland County Public Library in Fayetteville, N.C., is more than just a place to check out books. Located near Fort Bragg, a military base that up to 65,000 soldiers are affiliated with, the … Continue reading

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Getting a Second Chance at 67

By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS After experiencing great success with Weight Watchers, Gladys Leeks tried to get a job working for the company but couldn’t because she couldn’t read. She found Project Second Chance at the Contra Costa County Library in Pleasant Hill, … Continue reading

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Feeling at Home at Park View High School Starts in the Library

By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS You’ll see some unexpected things if you visit the Park View High School Library Media Center in the morning before school starts. Students play instruments in a multicultural jam session as others finish projects and print … Continue reading

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From Snakes to Chemistry, and Everything in Between

By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS Andrea never thought she’d be comfortable holding a snake, never mind speaking in front of a huge audience. After participating in the Discovery Corps program at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Wash., Andrea Rose Nichols … Continue reading

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