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Library Development

Education

Education

Continuing education, SSLLI, meetings

Funding

Funding

LSTA, State Aid, Construction Grants, E-Rate

Data and Statistics

Data and Statistics

Data tables, data displays, Annual Statistical Report Form

Digital Collections

Digital Collections

FEL, SDI, Florida Memory, State Library

Innovation

Innovation

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

Library Development Programs

Library Development Programs

About BLD, Programs list

News & Highlights

Free State Park Passes

The Real Florida Reader state park pass is a summer-long program that provides Florida’s libraries with park passes to circulate.

The pass will be accepted at most Florida State ParksSome Florida State Parks require additional fees which are not covered by the pass.

We are proud to partner with public libraries across Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida State Parks, to offer this initiative.

DLIS Discussions

We host monthly, open discussions for Florida library staff that focus on a particular topic. 

In August, staff from Florida Humanities will give a brief presentation on available grant opportunities.

Register now
Monday, August 15, 2022, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Explore other topics we've covered

Suggest a discussion topic: [email protected].

 

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.

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.

 

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.

               

    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.

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