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Preservation Week @ Your Library: pass it on


April 22-28 is Preservation Week @ your library. Libraries, museums, archives and other organizations help preserve our cultural history. Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust in the United States. During Preservation Week, libraries offer events, activities, and resources that showcase how to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Resources for Participating Libraries

Need Funding?

Grants for preservation related projects are currently available from the NEH, the The National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants, and various Presidential Libraries grants. Also, many foundations give grants for preservation. See this amazing resource, Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, 2010 Edition (free PDF), provided by the Library of Congress and the Foundation Center, which lists 2,270 foundation grants of $5,000 or more.

Have a story to tell?

Tell us about your daily routine maintaining public computers, or a moment when you were particularly proud. Don't forget that what might be "that's nothing" to you may be an "aha!" to someone else!