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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

Economic Impact & Major Events Studies

Our economic impact study (PDF) found that Florida public library purchases have a sizable impact on employment and economic activity in the state. Read a summary of the study.

The major events study (PDF) looked at how hurricanes, wildfires and other major events affected library visits, including programs, program attendance, reference transactions and website visits.  Read a summary of the study.


Stars in the Sunshine State: Sea Turtles as the Library

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 South Regional Public Library branch of Collier County Public Library partnered with a local research reserve to host educational presentations and interactive exhibits.

Read more about this partnership


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 1.5 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.

DLIS Discussions

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

January's discussion will be used for the quarterly Koha User Group.

Monday, January 24, 2022
3 - 4 p.m. Eastern
Register here

Interested in other topics we have covered? Explore our recordings and start a discussion in your library. 

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


    Important Dates

    Summer Program Statistics

    FLYP Summer Program annual statistics are due September 9, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.


    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.