Outreach

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Outreach meets community needs with both traditional and new services, in dynamic and changing environments. Whether providing services to those who can't come to the library, or reaching out to those who are underserved, library outreach and community engagement ensures equitable delivery of library services to all people.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Next Chapter Book Club: Where Reading is for Everyone

 News / Last Modified: 10 October 2018

Through the Next Chapter Book Club, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are finding a unique opportunity to engage in literacy, socialize and hang out in a community setting - all through the power of books and reading. Program fa...

Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation

 Webinar / Last Modified: 28 September 2018

In this webinar, learn how the Millvale Community Library addresses their community’s food desert, uses clean energy, offers a tool-lending library, and more.

Bookmobiles That Break the Mold

 News / Last Modified: 01 August 2018

Bookmobiles, or mobile libraries, have been around since the 19 th century, when they were horse-drawn wagons bringing books to rural communities. Government funding in the 1950s and 60s created a bookmobile surge, and popularity has risen ...

How Pie and Bingo was Born

 News / Last Modified: 01 August 2018

This is the first in a new series on WebJunction published in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), highlighting innovative programming from member libraries serving small and rural communities. Thanks to our first ...

Engage Your Community when Planning for Change

 News / Last Modified: 17 July 2018

Your role in your public library elevates you to a community leader and change agent. No matter your formal title or the size of your library, you have the opportunity to meet and evolve with your communities' changing needs. As a central learning an...