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 ...

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 ...

2017-18 LSTA Grant Opportunities Announced

2017-18 LSTA Grant Opportunities Announced
The State Library of North Carolina is pleased to announce the LSTA Grant Opportunities for 2017-2018. Libraries are invited to apply for funding that supports a program or service idea that will solve a specific problem or meet an identified need of the library’s current or future users. EZ Grants are for single year projects. The ...

New LSTA Reporting Webinar

Were you recently awarded an LSTA grant or thinking about applying for one in the future?  Check out this webinar explaining changes in grant project reporting.  Depending on your project activities, you may be required to collect survey data from participants.  See our website for more information. Once the webinar starts: To see the list ...

2016-17 LSTA Grant Recipients 1

The State Library of North Carolina is pleased to announce Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awards for 2016-2017. These awards are made possible by LSTA grant funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal grant making agency. This year’s $4,229,540 federal allotment will be distributed on behalf of ...

LSTA Stories: Outreach to Hispanic residents in Gaston County 1

LSTA Stories: Outreach to Hispanic residents in Gaston County
This post is part of a series of posts highlighting ongoing or recently completed LSTA grant projects in NC. Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies are federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, distributed by population via the federal Grants to States program. The  State Library of North Carolina uses a portion of these ...

LSTA Stories: Teen Tech Learning Lab 1

LSTA Stories: Teen Tech Learning Lab
This post is part of a series of posts highlighting ongoing or recently completed LSTA grant projects in NC. Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies are federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, distributed by population via the federal Grants to States program. The  State Library of North Carolina uses a portion of these ...

LSTA Highlights: Supporting Archival Diversity – Digitizing Minority Group Collections in Forsyth County 1

LSTA Highlights: Supporting Archival Diversity - Digitizing Minority Group Collections in Forsyth County
This post is part of a series of posts highlighting ongoing or recently completed LSTA grant projects in NC. Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies are federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, distributed by population via the federal Grants to States program. The  State Library of North Carolina uses a portion of these ...

LSTA funding up in the air

LSTA funding up in the air
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is the the only federal program exclusively for libraries.  Funds from the Act are used by State Libraries in a variety of ways including statewide projects and competitive sub-grants.  Last year North Carolina was awarded $4.3 million dollars, half of which was awarded to libraries across the state ...

LSTA Stories: Assisting micro-enterprise businesses in success in Kings Mountain

LSTA Stories: Assisting micro-enterprise businesses in success in Kings Mountain
This is part of a series of posts highlighting ongoing or recently completed LSTA grant projects in NC. Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies are federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, distributed by population via the federal Grants to States program. The  State Library of North Carolina uses a portion of these funds ...