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Services for Libraries

Save the Date

2019 Division Orientation: Monday, November 18 

2019 Annual Public Library Directors Meeting: Tuesday – Wednesday, November 19 – 20 

Municipal Public Library Assembly: Wednesday – Thursday, November 20 – 21 

Tallahassee, Florida

News & Highlights

Data display

We've created a colorful display of 2017-2018 data about how Florida libraries serve Florida's youth. 

You can download the PDF and find out about how many youth programs public libraries held, how many kids attended library programs, and how much money free library programming saved Florida families. 

If you work for a public library, we work for you!

2019 Teen Video Challenge

Do you have a passion for reading or libraries?

Do you want to share your video or performance skills with teens across the country?

The 2019 Teen Video Challenge is for you!

The contest is open to all teens. Videos must be 60 seconds or less and promote libraries and reading.

CSLP is accepting entries from June 1 through August 2, 2019

Stars in the Sunshine State: Library Telescopes

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

Library telescope lending programs have skyrocketed across the country.

We look at how three different libraries run these programs, provide tips for success and link you to more resources.  


Apply for the SSLLI

The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute prepares individuals to lead libraries today and into the future. The Institute includes:

  • 10 face-to-face learning sessions.
  • Online learning resources.
  • Self-selected, goal-based mentoring partnerships.

If you are a dynamic, creative and achievement-oriented individual who is interested in increasing and improving your library leadership knowledge and skills, apply today.

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    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.