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News & Highlights

Directors Meeting 2021

Save the date for an in-person meeting!

December 7 and 8, 2021

Turnbull Conference Center, Tallahassee

Visit the Directors Meeting webpage to read more about the meeting. 

DLIS Discussions

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

Monday, October 18, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Register for this event.

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

Stars in the Sunshine State: StoryWalks

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 City of Boca Raton Public Library was awarded the City Spirit Award for its StoryWalks. 

Read more about Boca Raton's StoryWalks


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.