Community Catalyst

Community Catalyst
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has launched a new initiative called Community Catalyst aimed at starting conversations about how libraries and museums are working with their communities to bring about positive change. This initiative is a partnership between IMLS and the Reinvestment Fund and was kicked off with by investigating ways these ...

Apply to attend the 2017 Rural Economic Development Institute!

Apply to attend the 2017 Rural Economic Development Institute!
Application deadline is two weeks away! The 2017 Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI) will be held March 28-30, April 25-27, and May 23-25.  Since 1989, more than 1,000 North Carolinians have participated in REDI, the Rural Center’s annual signature leadership training program. REDI addresses leadership in two ways: It helps participants enhance their skills as community ...

North Carolina & The Great War

North Carolina & The Great War
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is excited to announce a new two-year blog project to celebrate the centennial of World War I. North Carolina and the Great War will explore WWI topics and their relation to North Carolina. During the war, North Carolina sent 86,457 soldiers off to fight for the United States. ...

East Albemarle and BHM Regional Libraries awarded ALSC Grant 1

The Association for Library Service to Children released is most recent round of Strengthening Communities Through Libraries mini-grant winners including Camden Public Library, apart of East Albemarle Regional Library and Martin Memorial Library, apart of BHM Regional Library.  Award winners receive $5,000 to implement STEAM programming for children in their communities during non-school times.  This grant is ...

Monthly Report: December 2016 1

Monthly Report: December 2016
What’s new? -GHL’s new “Book-A-Librarian” sessions are proving popular with genealogists. Kay Tillotson, Genealogical Research Librarian, held four one-on-one sessions with researchers. One expressed her gratitude and said she now has some strategies that have never occurred to her before: “I never thought of obvious social history and events and the real necessity of my knowing that ...

Hurricane Matthew Relief

The State Library wants to help those libraries still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in the 49 counties identified by FEMA. We’ve developed a modified EZ Grant program to help replace items available to the public (such as library books, computers, furnishings, etc.) that were destroyed as a result of Hurricane Matthew AND that are not ...

Pilcrow Foundation Grants for Children’s Books

Rural public libraries in the United States that have suffered loss and damage due to recent natural disasters (flooding, fire, hurricanes, etc.) may be eligible for special non-matching grants: Disaster Relief Grant information. Children’s Book Project Grant Information Please read all the information below to determine if your library is eligible for a grant under ...

LSTA Grant Announcement

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is implementing a new online Grants Management System (GMS). This system has been developed by the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and should provide benefits for grant applicants as well as grant-making agencies. The State Library will be using this new system for its 2017 LSTA grant program. If ...