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broken toaster
broken toaster

At Repair Cafés, volunteers make broken items like new again — and keep them out of landfills.

A program participant holds up their finished tile art project
A program participant holds up their finished tile art project
Blog by Jenn Carson

This easy, low-budget and intergenerational program uses ceramic tiles and markers to make freeform pieces of art.

A vendor selling her crafts
A vendor selling her crafts
in Program Models

For Small Business Saturday®, an Alabama library organized a craft fair to highlight local artisans.

Shop Small logo
Shop Small logo
in Program Models

The Pickens County Library System forgave library fines for supporters of local small businesses for Small Business Saturday®.

Older adults touching palms
Older adults touching palms
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Reach older adults in your community with by partnering with local aging councils and agencies. 

Man and woman stand to the side of a conference room talking.
Man and woman stand to the side of a conference room talking.

What exactly do we mean by community engagement? Library leaders involved in the Community-Centered Libraries initiative share their definitions...

Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
in News

Everyone expects to be able to check out books and DVDs. But telescopes? Cake pans? Litter clean-up kits?

Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Blog by Annie Ruefle

Got old, outdated or damaged books? Before you toss them into the recycling bin, consider turning them into book art.