In Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) administers these funds to support local and statewide programs for academic (postsecondary), public (including volunteers and library boards), school (K-12), or special libraries (such as those in prisons) that align with its IMLS-approved five-year plan.
OCL’s approved five-year LSTA plan has three goal areas:
Visit Pennsylvania’s IMLS’ state profile page on the IMLS website to learn more about Pennsylvania’s LSTA program (e.g., its federal budget allocation, project examples, obtain a copy of the five-year plan, etc.).
IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Its grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program improves residents’ lives every day in Pennsylvania.
Previously funded projects can be found on the public view of our federal report via imls.gov. There, you can filter the search by various categories listed on the left side of the screen. Results can be printed and/or exported to a CSV file.