“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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Governor Malloy Kicks off Annual Summer Reading Program and Honors Reading Achievements of Top-Performing Schools and Students at the Connecticut State Library  

***NEWS*** (HARTFORD, CT)- Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education, Dianna R. Wentzell, State Librarian Kendall Wiggin, and school representatives from throughout the state kicked off the 2016 Connecticut Reads Governor's Summer Reading Challenge at the Connecticut State Library.  Governor Malloy, Commissioner of Education, Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librarian ...
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The Connecticut State Library’s Division of Library Development releases the first version of findIT CT, -The Statewide Library Catalog

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2016 Contact: Robert Kinney                    Robert.kinney@ct.gov                    860-757-6668   ##NEWS ## (HARTFORD, CT)  The Connecticut State Library's Division of Library Development is pleased to announce that the first version of findIT CT, the statewide library catalog, is now live! Over 10.3 million item holdings from mor...
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State Library Board Votes to Close Willimantic Library Service Center

 Immediate Release: March 29, 2016     ###NEWS###   (Hartford, CT)­­ -- On Monday, March 28, the Connecticut State Library Board voted to close the Willimantic Library Service Center and consolidate service center operations into the Middletown Library Service Center by the end of June.  State Librarian Kendall F. Wiggin proposed the consolidation in response to budget...
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