One of the things we love most at WebJunction is hearing about the different ways you are meeting the needs of your communities in creative, impactful ways—making the library a key part of your communities.
One library system that stands out is Cecil County Public Library (CCPL) in Maryland—in July we featured their research-based SPARK program that reduces barriers for kids so they can read more over the summer.
Of course, this is just one of oh-so-many programs and services CCPL provides. Another is the impressive Small Business Information Center that connects current or prospective small business owners with a variety of resources, including sample business plans, demographics and competitor information.
Read testimonials on the library's website from several businesses, including a small garden-themed shop and a full-service travel agency, to get a feel for the in-depth information CCPL provides.
This month, we are excited to host Laura Metzler, the Small Business Information Librarian at CCPL, as she presents the webinar Support Small Business Development at Your Library.
In the free webinar on Thursday, September 15, Metzler will reveal how your library can be an excellent resource for aspiring and experienced business owners. She will cover the basics of collection development, classes, marketing, partnerships and more.
Just added! A new opportunity to learn directly from the experts in the field has been announced: join George Needham, Director, Delaware County District Library (OH), to learn How Successful Libraries Thrive in Uncertain Times. On October 12, Needham will explore the five characteristics that encourage positive results for library leaders in uncertain times, regardless of what the world throws their way.