Henderson County creates partnerships and improves community services using Edge 1

Henderson County creates partnerships and improves community services using Edge
Henderson County Public Library is the latest NC library to be an Edge feature library! Check out these other NC Edge profiles: Madison County Public Libraries Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries Alexander County Library FY15-16 NC Edge Results FY13-14 NC Edge Results

Prepare your library for family engagement with this new, free publication from PLA

Prepare your library for family engagement with this new, free publication from PLA
The Public Library Association (PLA) and Global Family Research Project (GFRP) have just released a new publication designed to help libraries develop outstanding family engagement initiatives. Ideabook: Libraries for Families grew out of PLA’s efforts to help libraries think more strategically about family engagement, and to learn from a variety of different approaches taken by ...

Public Library Innovations: A Story of Community Engagement webinar featuring Transylvania County, NC

Join Amy Garmer of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, Jaime Laughter, County Manager, Transylvania County, NC, and  Anna Yount, Library Director, Transylvania County Library for “Public Library Innovations: A Story of Community Engagement” on July 12, at 1pm.  Through a case study approach, this webinar will present practical and actionable ideas in transforming ...

NC Reads promotes library literacy programs 3

NC Reads promotes library literacy programs
Finding early literacy programs in your area just got easier! The Department of Public Instruction website, NC Reads, now lists public library literacy programs by county. Some of the programs include: PAWS for Reading, Bookbagger Program, Adventures in Books, and Summer Reading. The NC Reads initiative targets reading support to preschoolers and elementary students across ...

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar – March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar - March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)
In honor of Women’s History Month the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library is offering a  free online webinar on researching female ancestors.  This one hour online webinar will explore resources and practices in finding the women in your family tree using research tools and materials in the NC Government and Heritage Library.  Open to ...

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool
The Foundation Center with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has released a new tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, to help libraries explore funding data in a variety of ways including maps, charts and lists. This tool can help those looking for funding identify organizations who have awarded grants to libraries similar ...

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 ...

Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children 1

Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children
Parents of 3, 4 and 5-year-old children are invited to sign up for free text messages from “Ready4K,” provided by ParentPowered Public Benefit Corporation in partnership with the State Library of North Carolina. It’s part of a program developed by Stanford University which shows that fun facts received by texts can greatly increase children’s learning. ...

YALSA 2017 Summer Learning Program Grants

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced two grant opportunities for 2017. Twenty, Summer Learning Resources grants will be awarded to libraries to support projects serving teens who are English as a second language learners, at risk of failing school or living in socio-economically challenged communities.  Twenty additional grants will be awarded through the ...