Create Messaging and Make Connections to Share Your Story Externally

Telling Your Library's Story: Make Connections to Share Your Story Externally

The following resources can support your library, and your library’s patrons, in communicating the impact of Affordable Care Act (ACA) services at your library.

Access the storytelling resources on WebJunction

WebJunction hosted a webinar, Telling the Library Story with a range of resources to develop storytelling strategies. Be sure to check out the Health Happens in Libraries Communications Guide for key messages about the role of libraries in supporting community health.

Join the ACA conversation

A number of organizations are collecting and sharing individual and organizational ACA success stories. These include:

  • The U.S. Department Health and Humans Services (HHS) #GetCovered campaign promotes individual stories can be submitted and viewed at any time.

  • In the Loop is an online community for those involved in local ACA enrollment support efforts to share stories and resources, and learn from one another.

ACA Resources at Local Libraries

Libraries across the country are developing local responses to patron requests regarding the Affordable Care Act. Below are examples of the types of ACA resources being compiled by and for libraries.

Local Library Resource Examples

Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic City, NJ

San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, TX

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

Statewide Library Resource Examples



New Jersey (NJACAPL)

Washington (WLA)

Washington (WSL)