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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.

A group of African American soldiers in World War I
A group of African American soldiers in World War I
in News

While supplies last, the Smithsonian is offering a free World War I poster exhibition to libraries.

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.

Three people standing behind a table with food to prepare
Three people standing behind a table with food to prepare
in Program Models

Books & Bites starts with a book or TV show and looks at the history that surrounds it — with food.

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.