Programming

  • Lawyers in Libraries: Meeting Local Needs at the Jacksonville Public Library

    The Jacksonville Public Library in northeast Florida consists of 21 locations and a library staff ready and willing to connect their community to the resources they need – including support with civil legal issues. In 2014, Lisa Buggs, Coordinator of...

  • Columbus Metropolitan Responds to Hunger: Summer Meals and More

    As a library looks ahead to its busiest programming schedule of the year, why would it consider becoming a summer meal site? At Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), staff realized kids were hungry from the time they arrived at 9am until they left at ...

  • Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More

    Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October is a great month to start planning for summer lunch and learning programs. Below you’ll find a list of some resources for learning m...

  • Library Needs and Responses to the Opioid Crisis: a Town Hall Summary

    The opioid overdose and addiction crisis is crashing through American cities and towns. Opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, now kill 91 people each day and the number of opioid associated deaths have more than quadrupled since 1999.

  • Shoestring Digital Media Lab: How one little underfunded library made it happen

    The year was 2012 and several large public libraries were pioneering high-tech digital medial labs as an innovative approach to engaging a diverse audience of teens. Tameca Beckett attended PLA in Philadelphia as the Youth Services Librarian for Laur...

  • Bike the Branches at Brooklyn Public Library

    On May 20, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) hosted the fifth annual Bike the Branches event, a day-long bike ride through BPL's 60-branch system, including a race for both amateurs and professionals, self-guided tours for the more leisurely bikers, and ...

  • 'Virtual Story Time' Offers a New Way to Experience Books


    Story time is a popular tradition at public libraries throughout the country, but story time events at the Tennessee State Library and Archives have a special twist: instead of performing with groups of eager children crowded at her feet, the li...

  • Money as You Grow Book Club: How to Help Families Build Their Children’s Money Skills

    Most parents and caregivers agree it's important to prepare their children to be financially smart. They want the best for their children, and that includes the skills to manage day-to-day finances and keep on track for achieving what they want in li...

  • Public Libraries and Civic Engagement: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities

    The annual Citizen University Conference is held just down the road from WebJunction's Seattle office. In its 12th year, the conference recently gathered together more than 500 change-makers, catalysts and activists for presentations, panels and disc...

  • Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Parents and Their Families at the Free Library of Philadelphia

    The Free Library of Philadelphia has spent several years working on building a relationship and programs with the Philadelphia Department of Prisons on a program to connect incarcerated individuals to books and to their families. The library recently...