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State Library News & Announcements

CARES Act Funding

Funding for round 3 available

The Colorado State Library is distributing a total of $85,000 in non-competitive grants to select public library jurisdictions based on the following IMLS funding priorities:  Poverty, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Unemployment, and Broadband Availability.  Library jurisdictions located in the identified counties may request up to a maximum of $10,000. 

Applications are due September 21, 2020.

State Grants to Libraries Funding Available for 2020-2021

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

Eligibility forms are due Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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.