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Group of people looking at paper artifacts on a table
Group of people looking at paper artifacts on a table

A popular program introduces patrons to local artifacts — no display cases involved.

Child kicking soccer ball
Child kicking soccer ball
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Is your library circulating sports equipment? Don't just loan out the stuff — show people how to use it.

Two people working at laptops
Two people working at laptops

Short on time to create and foster partnerships? Here are three simple ways to get started.

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An extreme close-up of a person's eye

Deepfakes add a layer to our media literacy landscape. How can we help kids decipher fact from fiction?

A group of kids outdoors standing around a plant
A group of kids outdoors standing around a plant

A Free Library of Philadelphia branch hosts a kids' gardening program as part of the system's Community-Centered Libraries initiative.

Painted rocks displayed on a table
Painted rocks displayed on a table
Blog by Jenn Carson

Haven't heard of the craze for painting and hiding rocks? You might be living under, well … a boulder.

A young patron uses a hot plate to melt crayons while coloring at the Griswold Public Library.
A young patron uses a hot plate to melt crayons while coloring at the Griswold Public Library.

Griswold Public Library — a small library — wanted a makerspace. They ended up making two.

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Hand holding a lightbulb against a pink and blue sky

From the old faithfuls to the less obvious, here's a list of spots to hit up when you need program ideas.