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Library Development



Continuing education, SSLLI, meetings



LSTA, State Aid, Construction Grants, E-Rate

Data and Statistics

Data and Statistics

Data tables, data displays, Annual Statistical Report Form

Digital Collections

Digital Collections

FEL, SDI, Florida Memory, State Library



Stars in the Sunshine State, Florida Libraries As...

Library Development Programs

Library Development Programs

About BLD, Programs list

News & Highlights

BLD Evaluation Survey

Please take a few moments and answer questions on our BLD Evaluation Survey

We look forward to your feedback to help us improve our services, evaluate current programs and consider your ideas on future programs and trainings. 

You have until 5 p.m. Eastern, Friday, July 30, 2023, to participate. 

Please feel free to share the survey with your colleagues. 

Public Library Data Tables available

  • In 2020-2021, Florida public library staff answered over 10 million reference questions. 
  • Over 70 million items were checked out from public libraries, not just books, but also telescopes, cooking pans, bird-watching kits and pressure washers.
  • Public libraries offered 94,489 programs at the library and another 29,529 virtual programs.

Review these statistics and more: 2020-2021 Public Library Statistics & Ranked Data Tables.

DLIS Discussions

We host monthly, open discussions for Florida library staff that focus on a particular topic. 

In June our Discussion is about unique library spaces.

Register now
Monday, June 26, 2023
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Explore other topics we've covered

Suggest a discussion topic: [email protected].


E-Rate in Disaster Areas

How has E-Rate been affected in counties damaged by Hurricane Ian and designated as Affected Disaster Areas by FEMA? 

Deadlines have been extended, service substitutions can help replace damaged or destroyed equipment, document retention guidelines have changed and more. 

Read the specifics on our E-Rate page.


    imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.