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Community Memory

Libraries are widely appreciated as stewards of local history and lore, serving as repositories of collective community memory.

In addition to housing genealogical centers, archives, oral histories and photo collections, library innovators captivate patrons through storytelling, traditional festivities, exhibits celebrating culture and myth, interactive programs and more. 

Want to explore the many ways Florida's libraries collect, preserve and share the memories of their communities? Take a look at our:


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To learn more about Florida Libraries as Community Memory or to share your library's resources or experiences on this topic, contact us at 850.245.6624.

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.