In this issue of Interface we are highlighting some of the great work done by our state library partners!  Karen Balsen from the New York State Library shares how they are partnering with local libraries to improve early literacy skills. Ryanne Cooper, from the New Mexico State Library, gives us an update on the New Mexico Tribal Libraries programming and outreach and their  work with communities to improve cultural and language preservation. Eugene Hainer, from the Colorado State Library, gives us an update on several great projects, including partnering with the Colorado Comic Con to showcase library services and programs.   Mary Kaplan, from the New Jersey State Library, shared with us about their innovative  Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Pilot Project.  Wendy Knapp, from the Indiana State Library, talks about the role of state libraries during milestone years.  Jennifer Peters, from the Texas State Library and Archives, shares the work they have been doing to help libraries connect with their communities. Mary J. Soucie, from the North Dakota State Library, tells us about their annual Summer Reading Celebration; and Sara White, from the Florida State Library, talks about the work they are doing to improve services for patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  In addition to all of these great stories, we also here from Molly Allen and Maureen Rust from the James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University about their efforts to bridge the gap between town and gown through community partnerships, and more.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired by this issue!


Christina C. Wray,

background image: The United Plates by Chad Fust