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

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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Connecticut State Library Announces 25 Historic Newspaper Titles to be Digitized

(Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that with a third grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 25 newspaper titles have been selected to be digitized for the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), and made freely available online.  These newspapers include: New Britain Herald 1920-1930 Connecticut Western News 1871-1922 ...
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The Connecticut State Library is the recipient of a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

(Hartford, CT)-The Connecticut State Library is the recipient of an FY2017 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $387,250 for the EXCITE Transformation for Libraries project.  “As centers of learning and catalysts of community change, libraries and museums connect people with programs, services,...
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Fall 2017 WWI Digitization Days

    (Hartford, CT)- Somewhere in France in 1918, a Yankee Division soldier named Frank Rivers, a 23-year old from New Haven, took shelter in a cave after a long march. He collapsed, exhausted, onto a bunk carved into the wall of the cave. As he lay there, he noticed a newspaper sticking out of a crevasse in the wall. He contemplated whether or not he had the strengt...
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Connecticut State Library Receives Grant for Phase 3 of Newspaper Digitization

  NEWS   Connecticut State Library Receives Grant for Phase 3 of Newspaper Digitization   Hartford-The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has received a supplemental grant award of $320,536 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers through the National Digital N...
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GOV. MALLOY KICKS OFF CT READS – the 2017 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge and honors Reading Achievements of Top-Performing Schools and Students at the Connecticut State Library  

(Hartford, CT)- May 19, 2017, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin, kicked off CONNECTICUT READS - the 2017 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge at the Connecticut State Library. Students and school representatives from twenty-seven top-performing schools from the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge were recognized...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017   Contact:    Christine Pittsley (860) 757-6517 Christine.pittsley@ct.gov  Robert Kinney (860) 757-6668  Robert.kinney@ct.gov                           Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library    (Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into  World War One. In an effort to help preserve...
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