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Library Development



Continuing education, SSLLI, meetings



LSTA, State Aid, Construction Grants, E-Rate

Data and Statistics

Data and Statistics

Data displays, ROI, Annual Statistical Report Form

Digital Collections

Digital Collections

FEL, SDI, Florida Memory, State Library



Stars in the Sunshine State, Florida Libraries As...

Library Development Programs

Library Development Programs

About BLD, Programs list

News & Highlights

Public Library Data Tables available

  • In 2019-2020, Florida's public libraries held nearly 25,000 virtual programs for more than one million Floridians. 
  • More than one and a half million users received technology instruction from a Florida public library.
  • Nearly 12.5 million e-books were available through Florida libraries, a 20% increase from the previous year. 

Review these statistics and more: 2019-2020 Public Library Statistics & Ranked Data Tables page.

We publish 5 years of these data tables on our Library Data and Statistics page.

Directors Meeting 2021

Save the date for an in-person meeting!

December 7 and 8, 2021

Turnbull Conference Center, Tallahassee

Visit the Directors Meeting webpage to read more about the meeting. 

Stars in the Sunshine State: StoryWalks

Florida’s libraries do amazing things. We take a look at some of their special projects and achievements on our Stars in the Sunshine State pages

In our latest feature, the City of Boca Raton Public Library was awarded the City Spirit Award for its StoryWalks. 

Read more about Boca Raton's StoryWalks



    Important Dates

    Data & Statistics

    The Annual Statistical Report is a yearly survey of public libraries in Florida.

    This survey closes on December 1, 2021. 

    State Aid to Libraries

    Additional documents for these grants are due December 1, 2021. 


    Summer Materials

    FLYP summer materials orders are due to CSLP on December 31, 2021. 

    imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.