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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

Directors Meeting 2021

December 7 and 8, 2021
Turnbull Conference Center, Tallahassee
Meeting is both in-person and virtual.

Visit the Directors Meeting webpage to read more about the meeting or review the agenda (PDF).

Deadline to register is close of business, November 16, 2021

Register for the meeting.

Stars in the Sunshine State: Autism Friendly Partner

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 Miami-Dade Public Library System created a sensory-friendly library space to welcome the neurodiverse community.

Read more about being an Autism Friendly Partner


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.

DLIS Discussions

The Division hosts monthly, open discussions for Florida library staff that focus on a particular topic. 

Join us for December’s conversation about staff wellness and recognition.

Monday, December 13, 3 – 4 p.m. Eastern
Register now

Contact us at 850.245.6622 or [email protected] if you have questions or to suggest a discussion topic.


    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.