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News & Highlights

BLD Evaluation Survey

Please take a few moments and answer questions on our BLD Evaluation Survey

We look forward to your feedback to help us improve our services, evaluate current programs and consider your ideas on future programs and trainings. 

You have until Friday, July 30, 2021, to participate. 

Please feel free to share the survey with your colleagues. 

DLIS Discussions

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

The DLIS Discussion topic this month is mobile hotspots.

Register now
August 16, 2021
3 - 4 p.m. Eastern

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

Stars in the Sunshine State: Workforce Development

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 Leon County Public Library System discovered they could provide a new service to job seekers: a quiet, private space for virtual interviews.  

Read more about this service


Public Library Data Tables available

In 2018-2019, Florida's pubic libraries loaned more than 99.6 million items to more than 12.3 million borrowers.

Public library staff trained 3 million Floridians how to use computers and 430,000 youth in internet safety.

Review these statistics and more: 2018-2019 Public Library Statistics & Ranked Data Tables page.

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

    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.