NFB CT Announces Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Program for August, 2016

 SAVE THE DATEBELL AcademyBraille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning The National Federation of the Blind of CTIs Ringing The BELL Again This Year!August 8 – 12, 2016Beth Rival, State CoordinatorLocation:First Church Of Christ250 Main Street, Wethersfield, Connecticut The National Federation of the Blind of CT will once again host a week-long Braille Enrichment fo...
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WWI Centennial Commemoration Show & Tell

  (Hartford, CT)-Is your museum, historical society, community organization or municipality planning to commemorate the centennial of WWI? If the answer is yes, this workshop is for you! Come gather with members of Connecticut's World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and organizations throughout the state as we discuss and share plans for state-wide, regional and ...
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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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Third Thursday Talk by Military Historian Mark Albertson

Military Historian Mark Albertson  gave a talk on the history of the Battleship USS Connecticut.  The USS Connecticut was commissioned on September 29,1906 and was considered the most advanced ship in the U.S. Navy.  The USS Connecticut was one of 16 ships that made up the Great White Fleet that traveled 46,729 miles around the world.  This was considered the greatest peacetime...
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The Connecticut State Library will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day Holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

The Connecticut State Library will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day Holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.  
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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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National Public Library Statistics Just Released – New Resources Available

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has just released national public library data for FY2014.  The Division of Library Development has used this data to develop a number of resources including:National Public Library Chart and Report Creator - compares every public library in the U.S. to other similar libraries, both in-state and in the U.S. as a wholeNational ...
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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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Public Library Annual Report

Information on completing the 2016 Annual Report to the State Library is now available.  The Annual Report is critical for state and national data gathering on public libraries.Due to both budget constraints and performance problems, we will no longer be using the Bibliostat report form.  Libraries will be using an Excel report form (an .xlsx file) which you will fill out and r...
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