Governor Malloy Issues Blind American Equality Day Proclamation

State of Connecticut   By His Excellency Dannel P. Malloy, Governor: an Official Statement   WHEREAS, Connecticut’s citizens who are blind or visually impaired can rightfully take pride in their contributions to the rich economic and social fabric of our community, and the State encourages employers, in both the public and private sector, to recognize the capabilities...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Richard Radune Presented Sound Rising: Long Island Sound

Author Richard Radune gave a talk on his latest book, Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America’s Struggle for Independence on September 20, 2018, at the Connecticut State Library.  The Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean lying between the eastern shores of Bronx County, New York City, southern Westchester County, Connecticut to the nort...
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The Connecticut State Library Receives Supplemental Grant to the Previously awarded Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program EXCITE Transformation for Libraries Project

The Connecticut State Library is proud to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $299,950 supplemental grant to the previously awarded Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program  EXCITE Transformation for Libraries project grant, for a total award amount of $687,200.  “As centers of learning and catalysts of community change, libraries an...
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EXCITE Transforming Public Libraries cohort 2 team Announcement

Hartford, CT- The Connecticut State Library in partnership with Innovation Builders, is very EXCITED to announce the library teams selected to participate in Cohort 2 of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant project “EXCITE Transformation for Libraries”. The EXCITE Project Team received many creative application vide...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Dr. Kim Stoner

Planting for the Bees’ Needs – Providing Habitat for Honey Bees and Wild Bees Did you know that Connecticut has 349 species of bees – and honey bees are only one species? Bees are important to us for producing honey and wax and pollinating our crops, and they also are important to the health of our environment, pollinating our native wild plants. We get many of our ideas about...
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EXCITE Transforming Public Libraries

Hartford, CT-Connecticut State Library in partnership with Innovation Builders, “EXCITE Transformation for Libraries” grant project, culminated in a project pitch session similar to the television show “Shark Tank” where EXCITE library teams made their project pitch for seed grants to implement innovative and creative library programs. Teams from the State Library of North Caro...
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