Connecticut State Library Launches World War One Twitter Campaign

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2017 (Hartford, CT) On February 1, 2017, the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project launched a Twitter campaign called “Over the Top: Hartford Courant Reports the Great War”. This campaign will cover World War One day-by-day as it was reported in the Hartford Courant. Each day “Over the Top" will tweet the front page o...
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The State Library Board Approves a third round of Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network

(Hartford, CT) The State Library Board recently approved a third round of grants to public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). A total of $146,950  was awarded to 6 public libraries.  Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community.  In the Information Age, this role has become even more i...
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Connecticut State Library Announces Availability of Newly Digitized New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier 1895-1908

    (Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has digitized the New Haven Daily morning journal and courier from 1895-1907 and its successor The morning journal-courier 1907-1908.  These and other historically significant newspaper titles are being digitized in collaboration with the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The scanning of t...
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“Remembering World War One” Project at Connecticut State Library Receives NEH Common Heritage Grant

(Hartford, CT) Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce its receipt of an $11,328 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage Grant, to support the “Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” project. This grant will support statewide programming and digitization events throughout the year focused on the First World War. "Individual...
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The State Library Board Approves a Second Round of Grants for High Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network  

   (Hartford, CT) The State Library Board recently approved a second round of grants to public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). A total of $533,760 was awarded to 23 public libraries.  Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community, and in the Information Age this role has become...
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The State Library Board Approves Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network

The State Library Board Approves Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network   (Hartford, CT)- The State Library Board recently approved $338,670 in grants to 15 public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). As reliance upon public libraries to provide broadband telecommunications services ...
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The Connecticut State Library Awards 123 Historic Documents Preservation Grants to Municipalities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2016          The Connecticut State Library Awards 123 Historic Documents Preservation Grants to Municipalities       Hartford, CT-  The Connecticut State Library has awarded grants totaling $536,500 to 123 municipalities through the Historic Documents Preservation Program.  This program provides funding for proj...
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Connecticut State Library Announces The Edge Initiative is Back!

  For Immediate Release: August 24, 2016          Connecticut State Library Announces The Edge Initiative is Back!     (Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is happy to announce that the Edge Initiative Technology Assessment Toolkit is now available to public libraries in Connecticut. Edge is a groundbreaking project helping libraries create...
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The Connecticut State Library Announces the First Phase of the Development of a Statewide Library eBook Platform

For Immediate Release: August 9, 2016   The Connecticut State Library Announces the First Phase of the Development of a Statewide Library eBook Platform  (HARTFORD, CT) The Connecticut State Library has announced that the first phase of the development of a statewide library eBook platform (eGO) will begin with Library Connection, Inc. and the Ferguson Library.  ...
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State Bond Funding Brings High-Speed Broadband to more than 90 Libraries

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2016Contact:      Maria Bernier                        (860) 704-2204                        Maria.Bernier@ct.gov                       Robert Kinney                      (860) 757-6668                       Robert.Kinney@ct.gov  ###NEWS### (HARTFORD, CT)-­­The State Bond Commission approved the allocation of $3.6 million for high speed libra...
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