Marketing & Outreach

  • Advocacy in Action Video Contest Now Open for Submissions!

    Have you conducted a library awareness campaign or taken on an advocacy challenge? Create a 60-second video showcasing your library's successful campaign or an advocacy victory your library has achieved in your community. Five video submissions will ...

  • The Role of Community Libraries in Nepal Earthquake Relief

    On April 25 2015, when the first 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, Keshab Acharya immediately sprang into action. In Chitwan District in the south of Nepal, Keshab was at a safe distance from the earthquake's epicenter, and he knew he was in a posi...

  • The Social Library, Volume 18

    In Volume 18 of our Social Library we surfaced a number of wonderful events hosted by libraries who are creating opportunities for communities to come together, broaden minds, and exchange ideas.

    From a 5K fundraiser to a public forum, these ...

  • The Social Library, Volume 17

    Volume 17 of our Social Library series features libraries hosting innovative summer contests that both engage and inspire their patrons. Whether a competition to design library cards or a hole in the library's mini golf course, or book bingo and Face...

  • The Social Library, Volume 16

    From saving lives, to loaning bikes, Volume 16 of our Social Library series showcases how libraries are making a real difference in their communities. Many of you are in the midst of launching your summer reading programs, and so we're also sharing h...

  • Books and Beyond: Dynamic Programming for Adults

    Books and Beyond | As library lovers, we know the power books possess to encourage, incite, and expose us. Audrey Barbakoff, Adult Services Manager with Kitsap Regional Library, regularly exposes members of her community to new ideas, and to each oth...

  • The Social Library, Volume 15

    Welcome to Volume 15 of our Social Library series! It's so exciting to find fresh ideas each week in our Facebook hunt. This week we found some great programs good for any time of the year, but perfect for the launch of the summer months. Check out t...

  • The Social Library, Volume 14

    Volume 14 of our Social Library series doesn't feature any of the many libraries who are doing a fantastic job of promoting their summer reading programs, but we found some other interesting programming to complement your springtime activities. We we...

  • The Social Library, Volume 13

    In Volume 13 of our Social Library series, we're showcasing libraries who are truly connecting with their communities. Through partnerships focused on health and education, and in recognition of patrons, young and old, here are a few examples of the ...

  • The Social Library, Volume 12

    With Volume 12 of the Social Library, we see examples of libraries directly impacting the everyday yet critical needs of community members. From economic development to healthy snacks, and civic duty to aging drivers, here are some examples of the th...