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State Grants to Libraries Final Funding Amounts for 2020-2021

The Colorado State Library is pleased to announce that 315 libraries will be receiving State Grants to Libraries for 2020-2021! The Colorado Legislature appropriated $2.5 million in grant funds because of the continued impact they provide to the communities the libraries serve. Final funding amounts for 2020-2021 are available here (one grant awarded per library jurisdiction, academic institution, or school district).

CARES Act Funding for libraries through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

The Colorado State Library awarded a total of $492,801 in non-competitive grants to 55 public library jurisdictions located in 41 counites based on the following IMLS funding priorities:  Poverty, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Unemployment, and Broadband Availability.  

Other Resources

Spotlight on Sharing

Check the Colorado Virtual Library's Spotlight on Sharing for regular round-ups highlighting fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries.

Library Learning & Creation Center

The Library Learning & Creation Center has upcoming events and resources for library makerspaces and technology training in public libraries.

CSL In Session

CSL In Session features a regular series of online learning opportunities for librarians.